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Brexiteer Capitulation?

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21 November 2018 | UK NEWS

Leading the agenda:

– The ERG appear to have overstated their influence and do not have the numbers to challenge May’s leadership. 

– Polls suggest a surge in popularity for May. 

– Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has claimed a leadership challenge would plunge the country into chaos.

– Mark Carney backs May’s Brexit plan. 

– Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer has stated Labour will work with other parties to stop a no-deal Brexit. 

– Brexiteers have asked May to add language to her agreement that would allow Britain to withdraw from the Backstop. 

– The DUP have withdrawn their support for May’s Finance Bill, forcing her to make changes to the Bill as proposed by Labour. 

Movements:

– May set to meet Junker regarding the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU ahead of a larger meeting on Sunday.  

– May set for PMQs at 12. Brexit to dominate the agenda. 

General:

– Government borrowed far more than expected in October. 

– Senior figures in the city have called for a second referendum. 

– Reports suggest France and Spain feel May’s deal gives too many concessions to the UK. 

– Penny Mourdant attacks Ministers for supporting women’s high end corporate pay equality whilst ignoring many lower paid areas.

– Minister for Mental Health Jackie Doyle-Price to announce increased funding for child mental health. 

– Labour want to reduce the academic threshold for entry into the civil service.

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