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Cabinet meet to discuss withdrawal agreement, while Rees-Mogg urges Tories to ditch May

The cabinet held their first meeting today since the news on Friday that senior ministers Dominic Raab and Esther McVey had quit in the light of the prime minister's proposed EU withdrawal agreement. Theresa May, who recently brought Amber Rudd back into the cabinet and promoted Stephen Barclay to the role of Brexit secretary, listened to MPs concerns about the agreement, with a particular focus on the backstop arrangement.

A week in review (12th November - 15th November)

A rundown of the week's parliamentary business, 12th November - 15th November

The Parliamentary Review meets Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, sits down with The Parliamentary Review to tell us about his time in Westminster, the gap between business and politics, his contitiuency, Scottish politics and Brexit. He also addresses issues that a constituent of his, Gordon Simpson of Simpson Builders, raises with the Review.

May faces potential no confidence vote after debate on Brexit deal

The Prime Minister Theresa May faced a backlash from some Conservative MPs this afternoon after the House debating her proposed Brexit deal this morning. Head of the European Research Group, Tory MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg gave a statement outside parliament shortly after the debate finished announcing that he had submitted a letter of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady, the Chair of the 1922 Committee.

Cabinet in crunch Brexit meeting

Crucial talks between Theresa May and the Cabinet concerning the recently agreed terms for the Withdrawal Bill are still ongoing. The meeting began at 2pm, with a statement from Theresa May originally scheduled for 5pm, but this is looking increasingly unlikely. This meeting is essential for May if her agreement is to move forward.

PMQs summary (Wed 14th Nov)

After a brief recess, Prime Minister’s Questions this week centred around the proposed withdrawal agreement that was discussed with cabinet ministers and other senior figures last night, Tuesday 13th November.

Ministers summoned individually to meet prime minister tonight

An announcement late on Tuesday afternoon has confirmed that a “technical deal” regarding Brexit between British and European negotiators in Brussels. This follows a period of intense negotiations between both sides.

ONS: Wages rising at fastest rate for ten years

The Office for National Statistics today announced that wages have risen at the fastest rate during the last three years for almost ten years. In their monthly economic commentary they declared that wages have risen by 3.2 per cent in the three months leading up to September, when compared with the same time period in 2017.

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