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Brexit News – Live updates: Jeremy Corbyn meets Theresa May for meeting today as European leaders unite insisting on the opposite "Do not open for re-negotiation"



Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will be in Brexit talks today about how the negotiations should move forward after MEPs backed the Prime Minister to secure changes to the Irish barrier.

When he spoke with MPs after MPs also voted to avoid Brexit from the table, the head of the job said he was ready to meet PM two weeks after he refused his initial invitation.

After a rather successful night for Mrs. May, during which the government defeated a number of attempts by MEPs to control the Brexita process, Hercules' task now is to persuade EU officials to resume negotiations.


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MEPs endorsed the amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady by 317 votes to 301 to accept an agreement with Mrs. Brexit if there is an alternative to feedback.

However, within a few minutes of May's victory in the Chamber of Deputies, the EU leaders ruled out negotiations again.

"The detention is part of the withdrawal agreement and the withdrawal agreement is not open for renegotiation. The conclusions of the December European Council are very clear in this regard," said Donald Tusk.

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said the controversial backstop arrangement remained "necessary" despite the vote, while the European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, said there was "no majority to re-open or dilute" the withdrawal agreement.

And French President Emmanuel Macron also said the agreement was "not renegotiable", in comments just moments before MPs voted.


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