Evening Brexit Update… 15 April -19

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Evening all 👋,

Despite suggestions on Friday that the Government were winding down no deal preparations, *Theresa May* has written to every civil servant to tell them that planning ‘’must continue’’.🧐

Some have suggested that the *Prime Minister’s* decision to message Whitehall workers this morning comes as a result of backlash directed towards the Government over its decision to shelve *no deal* planning. 👀

Mrs May did, however, concede that ‘’necessary preparations’’ will continue at a ‘’sensibly adjusted’’ timetable⏳.

It is also being reported today that the PM is treating *May 22* as a hard deadline for finalising a Brexit deal in order to prevent the UK from participating in the *European elections*. It would still be a remarkably optimistic deadline and would require a level of legislative aggression not yet seen by the current Government🤨.

John Coulter has explained today that there is a way in which Mrs May could get the *DUP* to support her Brexit deal: http://bit.ly/2KF0ZWQ

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Post written by the Telegraph WhatsApp brexit group https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/10/22/sign-telegraphs-brexit-whatsapp-group-latest-news-exclusives/

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