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Live Reporting

By Jennifer Scott, Keiligh Baker, Alice Evans and Emma Owen

All times stated are UK

  1. Ministers arrive at No 10 as the day winds down

    Number 10 Downing Street

    Thanks for joining us for another rather busy day covering Parliament.

    Things are starting to wind down now, although there is a Political Cabinet taking place right now.

    If anything happens, we will be sure to update you on the front page.

    If you'd like to catch up on the day's events, here are some of Thursday's top stories:

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended his choice of words after criticism from MPs.

    MPs have rejected a recess for the Tory Party conference, which is due to take place next week. It's unclear whether Mr Johnson will speak there, or attend PMQs on Wednesday.

    Yvette Cooper's teenage daughter has made an emotional plea to politicians to tone down their language on Brexit after revealing their home has been fitted with panic buttons.

    And the BBC's Political Correspondent, Chris Mason, asked: Any sign of Parliament calming down in a hurry?

  2. Man arrested 'for attacking office of Jess Phillips'

    Jess Phillips
    Image caption: Jess Phillips

    Labour MP Jess Phillips, who represents Birmingham Yardley, said a man has been arrested after allegedly attacking her constituency office.

    West Midlands police said in a statement: "Police were called to reports of a disturbance outside an address on Yardley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham just before 14:25 BST this afternoon.

    "A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and possession of cannabis.

    "He’s been taken into police custody and will be questioned in due course".

  3. 'Element of contrition from PM'

    Chris Mason

    Political Correspondent

    The day after the night before, there is still boiling anger here.

    A place where long standing conventions and courtesies now appear threadbare.

    Tonight, though, an apparent element of contrition from the prime minister.

    Boris Johnson hasn't made the apology many MPs are calling for, but he has told the BBC "tempers need to come down."

    He is, however, refusing to back down in describing the law designed to prevent a no deal Brexit next month as the "surrender act".

    He believes it is an accurate description, as it has made negotiating with the European Union harder.

    Mr Johnson added that he was "deeply sorry" for the threats MPs have faced.

  4. Commons adjourns

    House of Commons


    The Commons has adjourned for the day.

    It will return next week on Monday at 14:30.

  5. Cross-party group finish talks on Brexit extension law

    Cross-party leaders aiming to ward off a no-deal Brexit have held talks about how to ensure the prime minister does not ignore new legislation by refusing to ask the EU for an extension.

    Jeremy Corbyn spoke with the SNP's Ian Blackford, the Lib Dems' Jo Swinson, the Independent Group for Change's Anna Soubry and Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville-Roberts about the Brexit extension law - or the Benn Act - that was pushed through Parliament earlier this month.

    Ms Swinson left the talks early to speak to police about a threat made against one of her young children.

    After the talks Ms Saville-Roberts said: "We have got to get the Benn Act extension and we have to make sure that actually happens. There are a lot of pressures on, but that overrides everything."

    Ms Soubry added: "We did a pretty good job on the Benn Act, We think we're alright. But the trouble, I'm afraid to say, is that we have a prime minister who you cannot trust."

  6. Commons language 'like violent drill lyrics'

    Shadow cabinet office minister Cat Smith

    Politicians should not criticise drill music while using "violent" language themselves, a Labour MP says.

    Shadow cabinet office minister Cat Smith compared the words used by politicians to that of drill artists. Drill has been linked to gangs, violence and murder over the past few years.

    During a Commons debate on democracy, the MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood said: "There is a sense of anger shared by many over the criminalisation of their music and the narrative coming from certain parts of the media that drill music is behind the tragic surge in violence."

    "Yet how are we as politicians in any position to accuse drill artists of glorifying violence when politicians themselves are not held responsible for the violent language they use and the impact it has on the culture and climate of debate?" she said.

    "What kind of lesson does this teach our young people?" she added.

  7. Johnson defends language after criticism from MPs

    Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson has insisted he "deplores any threats to anybody, particularly female MPs", after describing one MP's safety concerns as "humbug".

    The prime minster also said that "tempers need to come down" in Parliament.

    He defended his description of a law seeking to block a no-deal Brexit as "the surrender bill".

    The law, known as the Benn bill, gives MPs, rather than government, the power to reject a Brexit extension date.

    The PM argued it would "take away the power of the decide how long it would remain in the EU".

    Read more from Mr Johnson here.

  8. Commons moves on to petitions

    House of Commons


    The two hour debate on democracy has come to an end.

    Now, Conservative MP Julian Knight is putting forward a petition about the closure of a Morrisons in his constituency.

  9. Cooper: 'I am very proud of my brave daughter'

    Labour MP Yvette Cooper has praised her daughter for revealing how "scared" she feels because of language used in the Commons which, she argues, incites violence.

    Ellie Cooper wrote a thread on Twitter saying that, after the murder of fellow Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, she worried the same thing might happen to her mother.

    "We get used to handling all the things that get thrown at us, but it’s harder to see it through your children’s eyes," Ms Cooper said, while retweeting her daughter Ellie's Twitter thread.

    "I am very proud of my brave daughter," she added.

    You can read Ellie Cooper's thread below.

    View more on twitter
  10. Boris Johnson may miss PMQs for Tory Party conference

    Downing Street sources have said the Tory Party conference will go ahead as planned - even if if it means Boris Johnson has to skip Prime Minister's Questions to give his keynote speech on Wednesday.

    A source told the Press Association: "If somebody needs to do PMQs, somebody will do PMQs."

  11. Miller: 'Part of the cut and thrust of politics'

    House of Commons


    Maria Miller

    Maria Miller says MPs "faced a perfect storm" in Parliament yesterday, debating questions "at the very heart of the principles of democracy", such as freedom of speech and the rule of law.

    The Tory MP says both language and behaviour matter in politics.

    But she says the accusations being levelled at the prime minister were examples of "inflammatory language accusing others of being inflammatory", and that is "as damaging as damaging can be".

    "We must tread carefully", she says, comparing last's night's debate as "high politics" which "risks people feeling as if they can't speak out".

    And she defends the much-repeated phrase used by Boris Johnson - "the surrender bill".

    "It is not [inflammatory]. It is simply explaining to people who did not... read it word for word," she says.

    "This is part of the cut and thrust of politics."

  12. Will PM be in the Commons or conference hall?

    Earlier, the Leader of the House, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said he "assumed" Boris Johnson would be facing Prime Minister's Questions next Wednesday.

    He had been due to give his speech to the Tory Party conference, but MPs voted down a recess motion, leaving it in doubt.

    Now the Huffington Post's executive editor is being told the speech will go ahead in Manchester - even though PMQs is due to start in London at the same time.

    Where will Mr Johnson be next Wednesday?

    View more on twitter
  13. MP's office 'attacked' as protesters shout 'fascist'

    House of Commons


    An unnamed MP's office has been "attacked" and closed down by protesters shouting "fascist" at the politician.

    During a general debate in the Commons, Labour MP Madeleine Moon said she had received a message from a colleague telling her about the incident.

    She said to MPs that it showed language is "causing risk and danger on a daily basis to us all".

    Shadow deputy leader of the House, Cat Smith - who was talking before the intervention - said she was "chilled and shocked".