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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.”

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