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Beth Rigby
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if mps begin process of indicative votes next week what will become clear is that weight of hoc is behind a ve
If MPs begin process of indicative votes next week, what will become clear is that weight of HoC is behind a very soft Brexit or No Brexit. Will this convince May’s Brexiteers and DUP? 5/
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pm letter beginning of another push to convince mps of deal she cant bring mv3 back without realistic chance o
PM letter beginning of another push to convince MPs of deal. She can’t bring MV3 back without realistic chance of success but understand it *could* still come back next week or even week after IF there is reason to think it could win (and what is her other option anyhow?) 4/
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thanks tony
Thanks Tony ☺️
Beth Rigby
BethRigby
clear that a third huge defeat for pm at this stage simply too risky given the precariousness of her position
Clear that a third huge defeat for PM at this stage simply too risky given the precariousness of her position. Efforts to build bridges in her letter to MPs tonight, but the Brexit process is being wrested from her (via cabinet office and the EU) 3/
Beth Rigby
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this is what pm said in brussels less than 24 hrs earlier after the april 12 may 23 ext agreed what the decisi
This is what PM said in Brussels less than 24 hrs earlier after the April 12/May 23 ext agreed “What the decision today underlines is the importance of the Commons passing a Brexit deal next week so we can bring an end to the uncertainly and leave in a smooth & orderly manner” 2/
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pms letter to mps quite the u turn and came after she held talks in no 10 with key figures smith govt lewis ba
PM’s letter to MPs quite the u-turn and came after she held talks in No 10 with key figures Smith, Govt, Lewis, Barclay, Fox. Tonight she acknowledges there might not be sufficient support for #MV3 1/
Beth Rigby
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in black and white the pm says she might not bring her deal back next week if there is not sufficient support
In black and white the PM says she might not bring her deal back next week “if there is not sufficient support”. She also tells MPs her door is open if they want to talk and acknowledges the “concerns” caused by her statement on Weds https://t.co/NZ1BscE0ZA
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mark francois tells me mv3 less likely to go through after weds night speech says some of his colleagues who v
Mark Francois tells me MV3 less likely to go through after Weds night speech. Says some of his colleagues who voted for it second time around & now not going to vote for it again. I asked him if PM would be in post by April 12 & he said “I suspect not”. More on Sky News later
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may on the petition to revoke article 50 she says that is the duty of the government and parliament to deliver
May on the petition to revoke article 50. She says that is the duty of the government and parliament to deliver the result of the 2016 referendum.
Beth Rigby
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may tells that is her deal doesnt get passed the uk must come forward with another plan before april 12 and th
May tells @faisalislam that is her deal doesn’t get passed, the UK must come forward with ‘another plan’ before April 12. And that plan could involve with an extension and standing in the European Parliament elections

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Beth Rigby
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new told cabinet very split may got it through on majority told that nearly 10 cabinet ministers opposed mood
NEW: told cabinet very split. May got it through on majority. Told that nearly 10 cabinet ministers opposed. Mood worse than after Chequers then? “Yeah, much much worse”
Beth Rigby
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so farage defends trumps promotion of britain first by pleading ignorance rees mogg defends by saying twitter
So Farage defends Trump’s promotion of Britain First by pleading ignorance. Rees-Mogg defends by saying Twitter a “trivial medium”. Retweeting far-right propaganda to 44m people doesn’t feel trivial to me #marr
Beth Rigby
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new pm just landed in sharm el sheikh confirms on flight that there will be no meaningful vote this week new d
NEW. PM just landed in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Confirms on flight that there will be no meaningful vote this week. New date set for March 12 #brexit
Beth Rigby
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from a brexiteer source nigel dodds has confirmed that no significant progress has been made today between pm
From a Brexiteer source: Nigel Dodds has confirmed that no significant progress has been made today between PM and DUP contrary to what PM told 1922.
Beth Rigby
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confidence vote watch i know its a dangerous game to play and sir graham is keeper of the list but my erg sour
Confidence vote watch. I know it’s a dangerous game to play and Sir Graham is keeper of the list. But my ERG sources pretty confident now that 48 trigger been breached. Of course Sir Graham won’t announce while PM out of country - and we’ve been here before. But mood hardening
Beth Rigby
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mrs may won a confidence vote on weds but has now lost control of her cabinet as well as her party whats happe
Mrs May won a confidence vote on Weds but has now lost control of her cabinet as well as her party. What’s happening now is the epitome of a prime minister being in office but not in power.
Beth Rigby
BethRigby
this from the former perm sec at foreign office
This from the former perm sec at foreign office
Beth Rigby
BethRigby
new bill just out gives pm until feb 26 to get her deal through if she fails parliament will be able to direct
NEW: @YvetteCooperMP bill just out. Gives PM until Feb 26 to get her deal through. If she fails, Parliament will be able to direct next steps. Bill will give Parliament a vote to prevent No Deal & vote on whether to extend A50 and for how long. Backed by Boles, Letwin, Morgan
Beth Rigby
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today racing from sw1 to dom raabs house for an interview i left my credit card in a black cab joe the cabbie
Today, racing from SW1 to Dom Raab’s house for an interview, I left my credit card in a black cab. Joe, the cabbie, called my credit card company to track me down and then brought my card to my office. Joe is a good man and made me feel very happy. Thank you Joe!
Beth Rigby
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brexit 700m spent already another 3bn announced today thats in addition to 21bn for extra civil service resour
Brexit. £700m spent already, another £3bn announced today. That’s in addition to £2.1bn for extra civil service resource. £5.8bn so far folks
Total(1) => 0.12543392181396 f_f_QM(2) => 0.10409307479858 indS(2) => 0.060182809829712 indM(2) => 0.042314052581787 indM_1(2) => 0.0035450458526611 indM_2(2) => 0.00074601173400879 indM_4(2) => 0.002871036529541 indM_5(2) => 0.0029699802398682 indM_6(2) => 0.0058300495147705 indM_7(2) => 0.0037271976470947 indM_8(2) => 0.001453161239624 indM_9(2) => 0.0088140964508057 indM_10(2) => 0.012081861495972 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.018913984298706 f_f_dT(20) => 0.018503189086914