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New Brexit referendum logical, says Tony Blair

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTony Blair tells Today the EU would help the UK remain if it was “prepared to think again” MPs could end up supporting another Brexit referendum if “none of the other options work”, Tony Blair has said. The ex-prime minister said there could be majority support for […]

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Rayner: New referendum 'undermines democracy'

Labour frontbencher Angela Rayner has said holding another referendum on Brexit risks making the UK “more divided”. Speaking on BBC One’s Question Time, the shadow education secretary said: “Saying that we’ll just have a second referendum and everything will be fine, I think, is a very serious position and it undermines democracy in itself.” She […]

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Wales first minister appoints his top team

Image copyright Welsh Government Image caption Mark Drakeford (front right) said his team had a “strong mix of experience, talent and passion” Wales’ new Labour first minister Mark Drakeford has announced his government team after taking up the top job. Rebecca Evans and Eluned Morgan are promoted to cabinet as finance minister and international relations […]

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Europe media unimpressed by confidence vote

Image copyright BBC Monitoring British Prime Minister Theresa May’s relief at winning the Conservative Party confidence vote is only momentary as nothing substantial about the withdrawal agreement is likely to change, many European newspapers say. The difficulty of resolving the key issue of the Irish border means Europe continues to plan for a likely no-deal […]

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Brexit: What does Ireland do if there’s no deal?

Image copyright Getty Images The Irish government has been consistent that whatever happens in the Brexit process there will be no hardening of the Irish border. Asked earlier this year, Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said: “That will just never happen – ever.” But how can that promise be kept in the event that […]