PMQs LIVE: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn set for latest Brexit showdown | Politics | News – UK

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Mrs May’s proposals, revealed at her Chequers country retreat in June, have been attacked continuously during the summer recess, both in the UK and Brussels, raising fears of a no-deal Brexit scenario.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier dealt the Prime Minister a significant blow last week when he said he was “strongly opposed” to key parts of her proposals for a post-withdrawn trade deal, warning Britain can’t “cherry pick” which Brussels regulations it wants to adopt on exiting the bloc.

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But Mrs May has remained defiant on her plans, and wrote in the Sunday Telegraph:”I will not be pushed into accepting compromises on the Chequers proposals that are not in our national interest.”

See below for live updates on PMQs:

12.13pm May asks Corbyn to rule out a second Brexit vote

Mrs May wants Mr Corbyn to stand up and outright dismiss the possibility of a second Brexit vote. 

She says: “He should stand up and categorically rule out a second referendum.

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“He refuses to do so. I’ll give him the chance to do it now.”

12.08pm: Government right to make preparations for no-deal

Mrs May said that the government is right to prepare for a no-deal scenario but is still hopful of agreeing a good deal.

She says: “The director of WTO said no deal would not be a walk in the park but it would not be the end of the world.

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“The Government is right to make the necessary preparations for no deal while at the same time we are working for a good deal.” 

12pm PMQs starts 

Theresa May begins by asking Jeremy Corbyn to apologise the anti-semitism crisis that has engulfed him and Labour. 

Mr Corbyn replies: “There is no place for racism in any form in our society and we should tackle wherever it arises, in our own parties as well.”

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