With the vote on Brexit due tomorrow, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have set out where they stand on Brexit. It comes amid newspaper reports suggesting MPS may try to take control of the Brexit process if the government loses the vote.
@itvnews reported: “Theresa May has warned of a ‘catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust’ in democracy if MPS reject her Brexit deal and the UK remains in the EU.”
@Bbcpolitics added: “Jeremy Corbyn: ‘We will table a motion of no-confidence in the government at a time of our choosing’ but it’s going to be soon.”
@Bethrigby tweeted: “#Marr asks Corbyn what his Brexit manifesto policy would be: it’s hugely difficult because members overwhelming want to stay and yet many Labour voters far more divided. So Corbyn doesn’t answer directly, says they’ll be a process .... ”
@Polhomeeditor wrote: “Significant. Jeremy Corbyn says he ‘would rather get a negotiated deal now’ than a second EU referendum.”
@bbcnickrobinson stated: “The state of British politics today: @jeremycorbyn refuses to say whether Labour will back Brexit in an election he says is urgent whilst @10Downingstreet
refuses to contemplate Plan B ahead of a vote the PM knows she will lose.” @nickeardleybbc
commented: “Brexit Sec Stephen Barclay using threat of parliament taking control of process to warn Brexiteers; if they seek ideological purity they risk no Brexit at all (so should back PM’S deal)...”
Nicola Sturgeon has referred herself to a panel of independent advisers on the ministerial code over her handling of the investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by Alex Salmond.
@Bikesnbukes wrote: “It’s encouraging to see @ Nicolasturgeon do this. Unquestionably the right move given the problematic nature of the meetings.”
@scottishwomble commented: “As the first of her ‘meetings’ were in April last year, it has taken her some considerable time to ‘refer’ herself.”
@Grantshaw4 posted: “Might be worth adding that she referred herself. Even though she had no need to.”
@Shetlandstuart tweeted: “More taxpayers’ money probably being spent.”