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Laura Hughes
Political Correspondent, Financial Times laura.hughes@ft.com
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Laura Hughes 7h
Boris Johnson and Philip Hammond are attending this Saturday’s DUP conference in Belfast.
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Laura Hughes 10h
Officials close to Brexiters in Cabinet (the famous five) say some of them are "feeling very positive" after PM promised to explore “technological” solutions to maintain a soft border in Ireland in place of a backstop.
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Laura Hughes 10h
Understand that it is likely DUP MPs will abstain on votes tonight. Understand one DUP will be missing as a result of a family bereavement.
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Laura Hughes 10h
Replying to @JonathanD1962
Hi, lived in Tokyo for three years as a child and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately my Japanese is limited!
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Laura Hughes 10h
Sammy Wilson, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, tells the FT that the party will “of course” oppose the draft Brexit withdrawal treaty in parliament.
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Esther Webber 15h
Exc: More than 70 members of parliamentary staff have written to the senior deputy speaker saying they have no confidence in House procedures after the vote to block Lord Lester's suspension
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Laura Hughes 12h
Jacob Rees-Mogg admitted this morning that "getting the 48 letters has shown to be quite difficult".
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Laura Hughes 14h
Jacob Rees- Mogg asked about the absence of 48 letters: “Patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace.”
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Laura Hughes 14h
Jacob Rees- Mogg says “coup”is rather a “silly word” because they are using democratic processes to call for a change in leadership.
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Laura Hughes 14h
Jacob Rees- Mogg insists there is a “practical” and “well-thought through” alternative to the government’s current Brexit plan. He says “people will come to their own decisions on leadership” and patience is a “virtue.”
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Laura Hughes 14h
Replying to @Laura_K_Hughes
David Davis is up and jokes he is now the “former, former Brexit Secretary.”
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Laura Hughes 14h
The ERG and Global Britain are today publishing their latest report “Fact – NOT Friction: Exploding the myths of leaving the Customs Union.” Not the most diverse panel I’ve ever seen...
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Laura Hughes Nov 19
“If we don’t get the 48 letters, the deal will still go down”, says one Brexiter who has submitted one.
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Laura Hughes Nov 19
What do Theresa May and her Brexit opponents want?
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Laura Hughes Nov 18
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has proposed extending Britain’s transition out of the bloc until as late as December 2022...
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Laura Hughes Nov 18
Replying to @Laura_K_Hughes
"While I can have those views myself it is crucially important that colleagues know that whatever my own views, they not going to affect the way I conduct my responsibilities as chairman of the 1922 committee."
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Laura Hughes Nov 18
Sir Graham Brady tells : "I have my own views about what is sensible and what isn’t – whether a leadership challenge or a confidence vote in the leadership would be helpful to the negotiating process at the moment. I think probably it wouldn’t be."
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Laura Hughes Nov 18
Chair of the 1922 committee, Sir Graham Brady, won't say how many Conservative MPs have submitted no confidence letters.
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Laura Hughes Nov 18
Replying to @Laura_K_Hughes
“I don't think another referendum is on the cards. I don't think there is enough time and I don't think there is enough will."
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Laura Hughes Nov 18
Kwasi Kwarteng, new junior Brexit minister, insists “Brexit cannot be stopped.”
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