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unconvincing non-denial denial from the Treasury:

“The chancellor is not travelling to China at this time. No trip was ever announced or confirmed.”
https://t.co/E7Mv4g2BU7
and now the Hammond trip has been cancelled
I’m sorry ⁦@MattChorley⁩ but this image is going to give me nightmares
sums up the current state of the Tory party
in case you’re trying to make sense of today’s bewildering Commons votes here’s a clear explainer via @GeorgeWParker https://t.co/wCXlhHa7ca
here are the 41 Labour rebels who voted with the SNP motion to delay Article 50
I see parliament is taking control again
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Striking comments from shadow minister @labourlewis today warning Corbyn that the Lib Dems were “utterly, comprehensively” destroyed for trying to limit the impact of austerity by working with the Tories and saying “the same could happen to us” if Labour supports the Tory Brexit

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A reminder of some of the senior establishment figures who sat on the campaign committee of Vote Leave, which has just been fined by the Electoral Commission:

Liam Fox
Iain Duncan Smith
Dominic Raab
Michael Gove
Boris Johnson
Steve Baker
Chris Grayling
Priti Patel
Lord Lawson
May has won the no confidence vote by 52:48 the comedy gods are on good form
A reminder of some of the senior establishment figures who sat on the campaign committee of Vote Leave, which lied about Turkey being about to join the EU

Liam Fox
Iain Duncan Smith
Dominic Raab
Michael Gove
Boris Johnson
Steve Baker
Chris Grayling
Priti Patel
Lord Lawson
Quote of the day is Heseltine on Boris:

“A man who waits to see which way the crowd is running and then dashes in front and says ‘follow me’....”
“The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.” – Michael Gove, April 2016.

“Winter is coming.” - Michael Gove, January 2019
this is one of the greatest newspaper corrections in history
Brexit fast becoming a holiday which half the family didn’t want to go on and now the car is stuck in a traffic jam and mum and dad are arguing over the map
James Dyson, June 2016: “We will create more wealth and more jobs by being outside the EU.”
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