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UK could be days from crashing out of EU before MPs vote on May’s deal, minister admits

“The Independent has launched its #FinalSay campaign to demand that voters are given a voice on the final Brexit deal” writes Rob Merrick for independent.co.uk. The UK could be just days from crashing out of the EU without an agreement before MPs vote again on Theresa May’s deal, a cabinet minister has admitted. Source: independent.co.uk

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Minister fails to totally rule out martial law after no-deal Brexit

“A cabinet minister has refused to completely rule out the possibility that the UK could impose martial law to stop disorder in the case of a no-deal Brexit” writes Joe Watts for independent.co.uk. Speaking on BBC1’s Andrew Marr programme, Mr Hancock denied the government was specifically planning for martial law, but did not rule it out either. “Of course government all the time looks at all the options in all circumstances,” he said. Source: independent.co.uk

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40 ministers could resign over no-deal Brexit vote, May warned

“Theresa May has been warned that up to 40 government ministers could resign if she refuses to allow them to vote for a plan that would block a no-deal Brexit in March” writes Benjamin Kentish for independent.co.uk. It is the latest version of a plan devised by a cross-party group of senior backbenchers who want to block a no-deal Brexit.The right way to rule out no deal is for this House to approve a deal with the European Union.Amber Rudd, the work and pensions secretary, has told No10 it faces an exodus…

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Government deploys troops to help with no-deal  preparations

“Troops will be deployed across the country to help with preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the government has announced” writes Benjamin Kentish for independent.co.uk. The Ministry of Defence said it was supporting no-deal preparations across government to ensure there are “effective and proportionate contingency plans in place”.Gavin Williamson, the defence secretary, told MPs last month that 3,500 troops are on standby to help with no-deal planning.It is clear that no tweaks or further assurances are going to win support for the government’s Brexit deal in parliament.” The Independent has launched its #FinalSay campaign…

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What is actually happening with the Brexit vote today…

“The Independent has launched its #FinalSay campaign to demand that voters are given a voice on the final Brexit deal” writes Benjamin Kentish for independent.co.uk. MPs will finally vote on Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal tonight after almost two years of negotiations, months of parliamentary debates and a five-week delay.Each vote takes around 15 minutes, so the timing of the final vote on the deal itself will depend entirely on how many amendments are called. Source: independent.co.uk

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