Economic effects of Brexit
Coffee cups and single-use plastic can help explain why this proposed law is proving controversial.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis MP reacts to the EU's chief negotiator remaining in London.
Fishing is one of the key stumbling blocks preventing a trade deal between the UK and EU.
Cumbrian MPs and farmers are watching today as the House of Lords once again tries to make changes to the Agriculture Bill, to prepare industries like hill farming for the future with Britain outside the EU.Copyright: Getty Images
Members of the Lords and some MPs have pressed for the new laws to have clauses ensuring any trade deals insist that food exported to the UK meets the same standards like welfare, or environmental protection, as British farmers work with.
The government argues the bill is not the right place for such measures, and that the standards will be protected in any case, and earlier this week MPs threw out the Lords amendments.
Two of Cumbria's six MPs, the Liberal Democrat Tim Farron and the Conservative Neil Hudson, have voted for the extra clauses, while the other four have supported the government.Quote Message: These amendments are ill-thought-through, they're in the wrong place, and to be quite honest this is people refighting Brexit." from Mark Jenkinson Conservative MP for WorkingtonQuote Message: It is always better to have legislation in place and not just warm words, Lord Curry's amendment actually allows MPs to do their job and scrutinise trade deals." from Ian Bowness chairman of the National Farmers Union in Cumbria
Rachel Reeves calls on the government to be “honest” about the effects of the UK not reaching a trade deal with the EU.
Michael Gove says not reaching a trade deal with the EU is not his "preferred outcome”.
The Cabinet Secretary says the EU is trying to halt progress on post-Brexit trade negotiations.
Despite talks between the UK and EU breaking down, Michael Gove says there is still a chance of a deal.
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