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Summary

  1. MPs continue debate on the government’s Brexit deal
  2. PM makes statement on Brexit negotiations
  3. MPs will vote on whether to approve the deal tomorrow
  4. Questions to Defence ministers start the day
  5. Urgent question on Universal Credit
  6. Lords vote to reject the PM's deal and no deal

Live Reporting

By Richard Morris, Sophie Morris and Robbie Hawkins

All times stated are UK

  1. That's it from us...

    Tonight's debate looks set to roll on for a couple of hours more, with MPs determined to fill the eight hours protected time, but we'll be leaving our coverage there for this evening.

    You can continue to watch the debate on BBC Parliament here

    And you can also use the stream at the top of this page, by clicking on the House of Commons live feed.

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 11.30am to bring you updates on the final day of Brexit debate, before the meaningful vote takes place at the end of the day.

    It's bound to be interesting, we hope you'll join us.

  2. 'We must ask the public to save us from ourselves'

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    Labour MP Andy Slaughter says "Brexit is a disaster for UK business", with equally compelling social and cultural arguments against it.

    "The EU as been a vehicle for peace, democracy and security within its own expanding borders," he says.

    "I do not believe a majority of the British people voted to weaken employment rights or make their families poorer.

    "We must ask the public to save us from ourselves."

  3. Tory MP laments failure of MPs to 'work as a team' on Brexit

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    Rebecca Pow

    Lib Dem Christine Jardine says people say the Brexit result must be delivered on, but she believes it is more important that MPs deliver on the well being of the country.

    "People voted leave believing it would help the NHS, and now they learn that the NHS will lose vital staff." She says she worries about the health of the country.

    Conservative MP Rebecca Pow says "no-one has monopoly on wisdom and no single person on either side has all the answers". She is saddened that Parliament has not "worked as a team" to deliver Brexit.

    "I have yet to hear a speech in this House to suggest that anyone would have made a better fist of it than the prime minister.

    "This deal may not be perfect, but it does allow us to move forward."

  4. Brexit was always going to put UK in a poor negotiating position - Tory MP

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    SNP MP Alison Thewliss says her Glasgow constituency has been improved as a result of EU membership, and Brexit will cause it much pain, especially for young people.

    "This government is pursuing a tawdry Brexit," she says. "It will make this country smaller."

    Conservative Bim Afolami says WTO rules are not as simple as some suggest and countries would know the UK's desperate position and they would have a total advantage.

    "There are those who suggest this agreement puts us in a poor negotiating position...that was always going to be the case."

    Bim Afolami
  5. 'There are no easy answers...just a long hard road ahead'

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    Conservative MP Gillian Keegan says many businesses support the deal, and "we ignore them at our peril".

    "The process of leaving the European Union was designed at the start to be very risky for any country that attempts it," she says. "I am not of the view that the British people choose the wrong answer, they rarely do."

    "There are no easy answers...just a long hard road ahead to deliver what the British people voted for."

  6. Brexit project 'doomed from the start'

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    Conservative Nigel Mills says he agrees with the PM when she says "we have to deliver Brexit", but feels the deal "does not deliver what people voted for."

    The only way forward is to reform the deal to avoid the backstop, he says, urging the government to "fix the backstop or remove it".

    Labour's Stella Creasy says that whilst she will vote against the deal tomorrow, she fears it will solve nothing, as the project was "doomed from the start".

    "The entire shape of this deal has been defined by the desperate desire to end free movement...these red lines may have been red meat for Brexiteers, but they lead to many more constituents being in the red."

    The best option to find a better deal is through a 'People's Vote', she says.

  7. 'The Labour party has a responsibility to lead, not follow events'

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    Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke says the deal delivers most of the reasons why people voted to leave, disagreeing with suggestions that people voted for no deal: "People were told by the Brexit side that you would be able to get a trade deal."

    He fears a second referendum would worsen divisions, and says he will back the deal.

    Labour MP Wes Streeting says MPs must ask themselves whether the deal leaves the UK better off - it is abundantly clear that this is not the case, he says.

    "It is time to stop pretending that there's a better deal to be had," he says. "There is no better Brexit, there isn't a jobs first Brexit, there isn't a Labour Brexit.

    "The Labour party has a responsibility to lead, not follow events."

    Wes Streeting
  8. Tory MP says he will vote for deal, but it has been weakened by Remainers

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    David TC Davies

    Conservative MP David TC Davies says the Remain campaign had everything going for it "and still they couldn't win, the people of this country voted to leave".

    Some of the blame for the failures for the deal lies with MPs that opposed Brexit from the start, he says, but he will vote for it: "I'm not a gambler so I will take the compromise that's there."

    Labour's Tracy Brabin says people voted for Brexit because they wanted a better future for themselves and their families, "they saw a chance to make a change, for once their opinion mattered".

    She says the PM's red lines have restricted the negotiations however, "with one hand tied before our backs from the start".

  9. Labour MP's preference 'to remain and reform'

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    Seema Malhotra

    Labour MP Seema Malhotra says she will be voting against the deal as the analysis shows it will make the country poorer.

    "It is set to give less opportunity to our young people than we grew up with," she adds, noting that the political declaration "gives no certainty about the direction of our relationship with the European Union".

    "This is a gamble I cannot take," Ms Malhotra says.

    She says that time is running out, and her preference would be "to remain and reform".

    She adds that she would support a second referendum between remaining and a deal accepted by MPs.

  10. Withdrawal agreement 'a betrayal for all the promises made'

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    Tory MP Sheryll Murray says some constituents have told her that voting for the deal "would be a betrayal for all of the promises made".

    "Why should Northern Ireland have to be the price we pay for Brexit?" she asks. "Why should we cough up £39bn of punishment money without any indication of a trade deal?"

    Brexit promises great opportunities for a global, out-looking nation, she says, but the deal on offer doesn't provide this.

    "The referendum was a wake up call for the establishment, but the establishment keeps pressing the snooze button."

  11. Parliament has only just woken up at this late stage - Labour MP

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    Vernon Coaker

    Labour MP Vernon Coaker says the question the public are asking is how the UK has got itself into this mess.

    "We have a government determined to carry out a vote tomorrow which it is going to lose substantially," he adds, "this does no service to our country or this Parliament."

    Mr Coaker says Parliament has only just woken up "at this very late stage", and urges the Chancellor to recognise the government should have reached out to the Opposition.

    "We need to reach a point where we seek consensus and to work in the national interest," he adds. "The people expect us to act in a mature way to achieve what they voted for."

  12. Deal an opportunity to 'put the divisions and debate about Brexit behind us'

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    James Morris

    Conservative James Morris says that despite campaigning for a Brexit referendum he was on the Remain side in 2016. Since then, however, he has believed Brexit needed to happen.

    The deal is a "real choice about the direction we want to take our country", and he will be supporting it tomorrow as an opportunity to "put the divisions and debate about Brexit behind us".

  13. Labour MP questions protection of human rights post-Brexit

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    Sarah Champion

    Labour MP Sarah Champion says her main concern is women's rights, employment rights and standards, and questions how the government can promise these will be upheld after the UK has left the EU.

    Ms Champion says the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights will not come into effect in the UK, which she says "is so important as it gives rights to us all".

    "I understand the Charter has a potential to overwrite acts of Parliament," she says, "but the government should not be afraid of this."

    She urges the government to reconsider this point.

  14. 'Brexit could work, but this deal is one of the worst combinations'

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    Tory MP Greg Hands says he campaigned hard to Remain in 2016 and has never been a Brexiteer, but he strongly believes the referendum was a "legitimate exercise", the result of which needs to be respected.

    "With the right deal, Brexit could work," he says, "but this deal is one of the worst combinations."

    "This deal fails to address the challenges, it kicks the can down the road," he says, whilst ending free movement "isn't an achievement for me and my constituency".

  15. WTO deal 'not the salvation' - Labour MP

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    David Drew

    Labour MP David Drew says he fears Brexit will become one of the biggest domestic policy disasters the country has ever known.

    The prime minister's deal is the wrong deal, he says, adding that the idea that it is Theresa May's deal or no deal "is completely wrong".

    Mr Drew says it needs to be clearer what WTO rules involve as "it is not the salvation", and he calls for no-deal to be taken off the table.

    Mr Drew says the country needs a general election, but if a second referendum is driven towards "we will have to face it and try and bring this country together".