EVENING BREXIT UPDATE 13-05-19

Evening all,

*Nigel Farage* has confirmed this afternoon that he will stand as an MP for the eighth time, claiming it is his “duty” to prevent the referendum result from being “railroaded”. 🧐

Speaking on LBC Radio, the *Brexit Party* leader also declared that he was prepared to do “a deal with the devil” in order to secure *Brexit*, including propping up a Tory Prime Minister in the event of a hung Parliament.

Elsewhere, the Labour row over whether to back a second referendum isn’t going away anytime soon. Labour MP *Stephen Kinnock* has warned his frontbench colleagues that pushing for a *second referendum* could result in the collapse of *cross-party Brexit talks*.👀

My colleague Jack Maidment has confirmed this afternoon that said *cross-party talks* will continue at 5pm this evening. The feeling within Number 10 is that they would rather agree a deal with sign off from Labour than return to the Commons for a “definitive votes” plan. 🤨

Today’s Telegraph View has warned that political parties who fail to respect democracy will suffer the consequences. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2JjdqpP

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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