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Source: The Guradian

Theresa May has trashed our democracy and put MPs in danger

Today 08:04 GMT

Yesterday, in the toxic climate that now defines British politics the prime minister took to a Downing Street podium to place the blame for this national crisis on MPs.

For nearly three years the prime minister has refused to listen, reach out or compromise – rejecting efforts to find an accommodation not just with MPs, but with the varied currents of opinion we represent in vastly different and divided communities across the country.

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Source: Common Domain

Brexit Brief: EU tells Theresa May — it’s deal, or no deal

Today 08:04 GMT

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for the EU to extend Britain’s scheduled exit from the bloc has been met with a stark ultimatum from Brussels: not unless you can get your Brexit deal through parliament.

In her extension request letter to Tusk, May said she was “confident” that her Brexit deal will finally be approved by British lawmakers, signaling that she will effectively present parliament with a choice between her agreement and a no-deal Brexit, The Times reported.

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Source: The Guradian

May's appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date

Today 07:00 GMT

The EU has handed Theresa May two weeks’ grace to devise an alternative Brexit plan if her deal falls next week after the prime minister failed to convince the bloc that she was capable of avoiding a no-deal Brexit.

In a rare joint letter, the TUC’s general secretary, Frances O’Grady, and the CBI’s Carolyn Fairbairn described the situation as a “national emergency” and called on the prime minister to seek a plan B.

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Source: The Guradian

Corbyn walks out of PM’s Brexit meeting over Umunna invite

Thursday 20:56 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn has walked out of an early evening meeting of party leaders with Theresa May after he realised the prime minister had invited the Independent Group spokesman, Chuka Umunna.

A cross-party attempt to submit an amendment to that debate, calling for a long delay to Brexit, collapsed after it emerged that Labour’s leadership was not prepared to support a long extension, sources said.

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Source: CTV

Outspoken Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes quits caucus

Thursday 18:11 GMT

I want to thank her for her service to the Liberal party and to her constituents and wish her the best in her continued service to constituents," Trudeau said.

MP’s departure comes shortly after two other Liberal MPs, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, resigned from cabinet in the wake of allegations that the Prime Minister's Office interfered in the corruption case against Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

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Source: The Guradian

'Real leaders do exist': Jacinda Ardern uses solace and steel to guide a broken nation

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

In the hours after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in central Christchurch, prime minister Jacinda Ardern called a press conference that set the tone for a grief-stricken country.

The 38-year-old prime minister has been tested like few New Zealand leaders before, leading the country as it deals with the worst terrorism attack in the nation’s modern history.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte