Brexit: May scrambles to get support for her deal ahead of vote next week – Politics live

After Thursday’s vote allowing an extension of Article 50, the prime minister is seeking support from DUP and hardline Brexiters

8.05am GMT

Shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner said Labour was pursuing cross-party discussions in the search for “something which can become the consensus that Parliament solidifies around” as a solution to Brexit.

Mr Gardiner said parties should be ready to accept that “none of us may think this entirely suits what we might ideally have liked and put forward, but this is a way of uniting the country”.

We have always said that it will be the case that the option of a further public vote is there to stop a no-deal, to stop a bad deal. I believe that we should still try to achieve a deal and that’s what we are now working for in the Labour front bench.”

8.02am GMT

Activist Gina Miller has ruled out putting her name in the ring for the Lib Dem leadership contest after Sir Vince Cable announced he will step down in May to make way for a “new generation”.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today: “No, no, no, I’m definitely not doing that.”

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Source: The Guardian
Brexit: May scrambles to get support for her deal ahead of vote next week – Politics live