Theresa May opens main Brexit debate after three Commons defeats – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, as Theresa May opens five-day debate on Brexit deal

9.02pm GMT

Here’s a summary of the most important events on a damaging day for the government:

8.36pm GMT

Closing, Blackford calls for a separate arrangement for Scotland, saying one has been handed to Northern Ireland once Brexit comes about next year.

He says Scotland has been “ignored, sidelined and undermined” during the Brexit negotiations and calls for Scottish independence from the UK.

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Source: theguardian