Brexit: Javid dismisses report key vote could be postponed because May risks huge defeat – Politics live

Theresa Would possibly will likely be within the Commons later, creating a remark at the G20 summit, with the ancient vote on her Brexit deal now simply 8 days away. And Savid Javid, the house secretary and a favorite to exchange her as Tory if defeat in that vote results in her departure, may be talking within the chamber as of late, at House Place of business questions.

However it is a day when the primary Brexit information would possibly come from two people who find themselves a lot much less distinguished within the Brexit saga (despite the fact that no longer essentially a lot much less necessary). Olly Robbins, the top minister’s leader Brexit adviser (and a distinguished determine in Brexiter demonology – they blame him for sabotaging the model of Brexit they would like) is making a unprecedented look sooner than a Commons committee. And Geoffrey Cox, the Milton-quoting Brian Blessed voice double who serves as lawyer basic, will likely be within the Commons later creating a remark about his Brexit felony recommendation. Quantity 10 have introduced him in a (thus far, wholly unsuccessful) try to defuse the row about their failure to put up his felony recommendation in complete.

First, regardless that, Javid, who was once at the Nowadays programme this morning. In a while I’ll publish a complete abstract of the interview, which incorporated Javid speaking about how the hot assault on a Syrian refugee in Huddersfield introduced again recollections of the way he was once matter to a racist assault as a schoolboy and Javid confirming that the immigration white paper is probably not printed till after the Brexit vote. However on Brexit he did knock down a tale in as of late’s Solar pronouncing govt whips have been taking into account pulling subsequent week’s vote altogether as a result of they suspect defeat is inevitable. In his tale Matt Dathan says Javid is a kind of in cupboard who suppose it could be highest to put off the vote and press for extra concessions on the EU summit on 14 and 15 December sooner than asking MPs to take a call. Dathan says:


Govt whips have mentioned plans to hunt additional concessions from the EU sooner than hanging the deal to MPs.

If pursued, the federal government would pull the vote on Friday — two sitting days sooner than the December 11 showdown.

The PM would then return to the EU difficult to reopen negotiations.

The transfer would see Mrs Would possibly go back both with decisive concessions to win over Brexit rebels — or ultimate evidence that she attempted her highest.

It was once amongst choices mentioned within the leader whip’s place of work in fresh days amid panic that the federal government is on track to lose the vote via as much as 200 votes.

Requested about this, Javid stated the vote would move forward as deliberate. He informed the programme:


I don’t suppose there’s any probability of pulling the vote.

Then, when requested if the tale was once mistaken, he went on:


I simply don’t see that going down. I believe this vote is happening as deliberate.

Here’s the schedule for the day.

11am: Downing Side road foyer briefing.

1.30pm: Olly Robbins, the top minister’s leader Brexit adviser, and Stephen Barclay, the brand new Brexit secretary, give proof to the Commons Brexit committee.

2.30pm: Sajid Javid, the house secretary, takes questions within the Commons.

After three.30pm: Theresa Would possibly offers a remark to MPs concerning the G20 summit.

After 5pm: Geoffrey Cox, the lawyer basic, makes a remark to MPs about his Brexit felony recommendation. He’s additionally publishing a written remark summarising his recommendation.

As standard, I can even be masking breaking political information because it occurs, in addition to bringing you the most efficient response, remark and research from the internet. I plan to publish a abstract after I end, after the Cox remark.

Here’s the Politico Europe round-up of this morning’s political information. And this is the PoliticsHome checklist of as of late’s most sensible 10 must-reads.

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