Sterling tumbles after United Kingdom parliament vote on trade bill

Leo Varadkar

The EU has been urging since last December for the United Kingdom to agree to a so-called "backstop solution" on Ireland that would see Northern Ireland retain parts of the customs union and the single market necessary to keep the border invisible until a more permanent solution is found.

Shadow Scotland Secretary Lesley Laird said the fact that no Scottish Conservative MPs rebelled against the government meant "Ruth Davidson's pledge that her MPs would stand up for Scotland was nothing short of a lie".

"Problem is, I don't think that she's in charge anymore".

May's plan has drawn criticism from members of her party as well as pro-Brexit members.

Arlene Foster and Theresa May
Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster visited the Irish border today

In addition to the Brexit aspect of the trip, Mrs May will meet the region's political parties.

Twelve rebel Tory MPs backed an amendment to keep Britain in a customs union with the EU should May fail to strike a deal with Brussels on frictionless trade by late January. Labour peer Andrew Adonis, a similarly passionate anti-Brexiteer, likes to claim that Nigel Farage is, in fact, the "real Prime Minister".

The comments came as MPs resumed debate of the Trade Bill, which is one of a series of "Brexit Bills" that intend to adjust United Kingdom legislation in preparation for when Britain leaves the EU.

Tonight the government narrowly avoided defeat over Brexit again as parliament rejected the customs union amendment laid down by Remainer Tories.

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Tuesday's vote will also test her authority, with a source in the opposition Labour Party saying it would support an attempt to change the wording of her trade bill, voting alongside Conservative rebels to try to defeat the government.

She is expected to deliver a key-note address in Belfast on Brexit on Friday.

The commission said Grimes and an official from Vote Leave both have been referred to police "in relation to false declarations of campaign spending".

Ministers argued the amendment would put "massive restrictions" on its ability to forge "an independent trade policy" after Britain leaves the European Union next March.

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The Electoral Commission said the "Vote Leave" group, backed by senior politicians including former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, failed to declare 675,000 pounds ($894,000) it spent with Canadian data firm Aggregate IQ. In an interview published in the pro-Brexit Sun, Trump said May's soft-Brexit strategy threatened any future US/UK trade deal.

SDLP MLA Claire Hanna said Monday night had made the likelihood of no deal Brexit "one step closer".

This was a rallying cry for the Tory's hard-Brexit wing ahead of this week's Brexit legislation votes.

Meanwhile, one of her MPs has called for a government of national unity to sort out Brexit - comprised of Plaid Cymru, the SNP and "other sensible, pragmatic" MPs.

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In response to that, Mr Jones urged the other 27 European Union member states to "show an element of flexibility to avoid the catastrophic "no deal" scenario". Labour has previously abstained on some Brexit legislation votes, but ahead of Monday's vote on the European Union tariffs amendment changed its vote to one of opposing the hard-Brexit amendment.

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