Theresa May has played down the EU’s ‘optimistic talk’ over a Brexit deal, saying there is ‘a difference between talking about a deal being done and it actually happening.’
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has appeared to U-turn on a policy to reform the government’s benefits system, saying it is “not sustainable”. Mr McDonnell said that the Universal Credit system ‘will have to go’.
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A march of nearly 1000 dogs has gone on to support the wider campaign to have a second referendum on the final Brexit bill, in order to for the public to not necessarily back out of Brexit, but make its interests align with the public’s, as many believe the two have become further estranged in recent months.
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