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Lords Brexit

Brexit minister Lord Callanan was attacked by Labour peers for his response to issues raised in the debate, with Labour’s Lord Bassam accusing him of a “shabby performance”.

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Lords Brexit

Labour former Cabinet minister Lord Hain warned against setting the date for exiting the EU “in concrete” and argued that it should be for Parliament to decide.

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Cobra beer founder Lord Bilimoria backed the UK staying in a customs union with Brussels warning that “tariff-free, seamless trade” should not be taken for granted.

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Tory former minister Viscount Hailsham said he would “frustrate the policy of Brexit” if he could.

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The author of Article 50, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, said an extension of Britain’s exit date could be granted by the EU if Parliament decided there should be a second referendum.

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Lords Brexit

Lord Callanan said the Government expects to table amendments before clause 11 of the Bill is debated at committee stage.

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Police M20

The London-bound carriageway of the M20 between junctions 10 and nine has reopened, according to Kent Police.

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Police M20

Officers are no longer looking for a silver Nissan Qashqai after a man attended a police station on Wednesday evening, Kent Police said.

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Politics Resolution

The Resolution Foundation think tank is releasing a report on living standards. A story is being prepared under 0001 Thursday embargo.

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Politics Corbyn

Dagmar Hovestaedt, a spokeswoman for the Federal Commission for the Stasi Records, said: “Currently there is a debate in Great Britain about a possible documentation of activities of the Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn in the Stasi records.

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Lords Brexit

Independent crossbencher Lord Carlile of Berriew likened the Brexit analysis papers to a “real suicide note”.

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Peers have started their first day of debate at committee stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

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Tribunal Sparrowhawk

A doctor has been suspended from working for a year after an epileptic teenager drowned after being left alone in an NHS care home.

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Politics Corbyn

No files on Jeremy Corbyn or Diane Abbott are held in the archives of the former East German Stasi security service, the German commission responsible for the archives has announced.

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Schedule Graphics

Here is a round-up of what PA Graphics has available today:

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Economy Borrowing

Thomas Pope, a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said: “The Chancellor will doubtless be pleased that the Spring Statement in three weeks’ time can be expected to contain a downwards revision to the forecast for Government borrowing this year.

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Courts Worboys

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, said: “The decision of the Supreme Court will bring some closure for these victims of Worboys and their families.

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Courts FGM

NOT FOR PUBLICATIONCOURTS FGM Advisory : The child victim in the Bristol Crown Court FGM trial which is being heard today is the subject of an order under Section 45 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act. Judge Julian Lambert has directed that the defendant should not be identified, as this would risk identifying the victim. Judge Lambert has also directed that the following can be reported::: Age of child:: Age of defendant:: That the defendant is the child’s father:: From an inner-city area of Bristol – nothing further:: The defendant at “one point” drove a private hire vehicle:: The nationality of the defendantJudge Lambert said that anyone who reports any further details about the defendant and victim is “in grave risk that they could contravene the S45 order”.

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Economy Inflation

Mr Carney was asked by MPs whether fiscal rather than monetary policy is now needed to encourage investment, given that low interest rates have already helped lower the cost of borrowing.

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Economy Inflation

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said expected rate rises by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) are not a move towards the “long run average bank rate of 5%”.

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