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Hammond says Boris Johnson wrong to claim that progress being made in Brexit talks

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Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Frances Perraudin.

Philip Hammond, the former chancellor and one of the most prominent rebel Tories backing the Benn bill designed to rule out a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, is being interviewed on the Today programme now.

Justin Webb is interviewing him.

Q: What are you going to do?

Hammond says he will support the bill. It is “a very modest bill in its ambitions”, he says. It seeks to extend by three months the period before the UK leaves the EU. If the government cannot renegotiate a Brexit deal, it will give the government more time.

Q: Do you have the numbers?

“I think so,” says Hammond. He says many colleagues have been “incensed” by No 10’s tactics.

Q: So you expect around 20 Tories to vote with you?

Hammond says they think they will have enough.

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Register to vote

If you’ve got a spare five minutes this morning before the parliamentary action gets going, please remember to register to vote if you haven’t done already. Here’s the link. You might need your national insurance number handy, according to the website.

The BBC’s Samira Ahmed has a useful reminder for students about to head off to university or people with especially busy Mondays: register for a proxy vote. Again, here’s the link.

Samira Ahmed
(@SamiraAhmedUK)

If you know students going to university for the first time, be aware unless they register for a proxy vote, there’s a risk they might miss voting in any October general election. And it seems to be a cumbersome process requiring the university to stamp the form.


September 2, 2019

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