6 Dec 2018

May battles on with Brexit deal, despite Tory divisions

On the third day of the Commons debate on the Brexit deal, divisions in the Conservative party appear to be as deep as ever.

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, told MPs it would be a delusion to think there is any chance of renegotiating the Brexit deal. But former Brexit Secretary David Davis said the deal should be “buried at the crossroads” with a stake “through its heart”.

All day long, senior MPs have been going in and out of the Cabinet Office for confidential briefings on the impact of No Deal on the country.

Warning: this report has flash photography from the start.