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Brexit: DUP votes for amendment to delay UK exit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit: DUP’s Nigel Dodds says party’s focus is the integrity of the union The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has voted for a proposal that could delay Brexit until all necessary UK laws are passed in Parliament. MPs voted by 322 to 306 to pass the so-called Letwin […]

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Brexit delay: How can Article 50 be extended?

Image copyright Getty Images MPs were due to vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s revised Brexit deal. But they have voted for an amendment which withheld approval until legislation implementing it had been passed. That means that as a deal has now not yet been approved by MPs, Mr Johnson is obliged to seek a […]

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Brexit: What does the deal say about workers’ rights?

Image copyright Getty Images Labour has warned that Boris Johnson’s revised Brexit deal would threaten workers’ rights and protections in the future. The concerns have been echoed by several union leaders. But Boris Johnson has insisted the UK will “maintain the highest possible standards in social protections and the environment”. So, why the sudden focus […]

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Brexit: DUP ‘encouraging’ Tory MPs to reject deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSammy Wilson tells Good Morning Ulster the DUP will not support the draft Brexit deal The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said it is encouraging Conservative MPs to vote down Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal on Saturday. The UK and EU announced a revised plan […]

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SNP calls for Brexit extension and general election

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Ian Blackford has tabled an amendment to Saturday’s motion. The SNP is to call for a three-month extension to Brexit to allow time to hold a general election. Ian Blackford, the party’s Westminster leader, has tabled an amendment to Saturday’s motion in the Commons, rejecting the new Brexit deal. He […]

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Stormont to be recalled after abortion petition

Image copyright Getty Images Assembly members are set to return to the Stormont chamber for the first time in nearly three years after 31 members signed a petition triggering a recall. The move was proposed in a last-ditch attempt to stop the reform of Northern Ireland’s abortion law. Laws on abortion and same-sex marriage in […]

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Brexit deal: Why does the DUP’s opinion matter?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption DUP leader Arlene Foster has insisted her party will not vote for the Brexit deal on Saturday On Thursday, the UK and EU announced news of a new Brexit deal – but Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) almost immediately rejected it. It insists its 10 MPs will not vote […]