Brexit: opposition and rebels submit application to stop no-deal – live news

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Brexit: opposition and rebels submit application to stop no-deal – live news

Parliament to resume after summer recess amid Boris Johnson threat to call snap election

Here are some important Brexit news lines from other publications and newspapers on Tuesday.

In private strategy meetings, Dominic Cummings, the feared Leave campaign strategist appointed as Mr Johnson’s special political adviser, was frank, openly describing the EU negotiations as “a sham”, according to two sources.

Both EU official and diplomatic sources say they are well aware they are being “played” by Downing Street, but are equally clear that the EU will always be careful not to be blamed for no deal.

... of Conservative Remainers who backed the party in 2017, 47% are now intending to vote for another party. A majority of these voters will now support the Liberal Democrats with the party set to gain seven seats from the Conservatives.

The Tory party would keep only 77% of its supporters from the last election, with 18% going to the Brexit Party or UKIP. The survey suggests that Jeremy Corbyn could suffer even more, with the net loss of 20 seats.

Senior EU officials will discuss using cash in its Solidarity Fund to “furnish member states with financial assistance to cover heavy charges inflicted on them in the event the United Kingdom leaves without an accord”.

The fund was set up in 2002 to support EU national and regional governments that suffered “major disasters” after a devastating flood in central Europe. It has spent around £4.5 billion on some 80 “catastrophic events”.

I’m really urging the government to think very carefully about taking such a dramatic step.

I have made my views clear to the Prime Minister that we should not be a party that is trying to remove from our party two former chancellors, a number of ex-Cabinet ministers – that the way to hold our party together and to get a deal is to bring them onside.

These are from Sky’s Sam Coates, from the Number 10 lobby briefing.

Downing Street briefing

Pressed on whether he would obey any rebel legislation passed this week on an extension

“He will not ask for an extension. If we do lose control of order paper and those negs undermined then he would seek an early election”

No10 briefing

Why aren’t ministers talking about Oct 14 in public, only on background?

We are trying to avoid a defeat. Next steps if gvt defeated tonight.

No 10 briefing

It is simply wrong to say polling day cd be changed

Governments always abide by purdah rules

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