Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, as full legal advice released ahead of second day of Commons debate on Brexit deal
- Brexit legal advice warns of UK trapped in talks by Irish backstop
- PMQs verdict: Corbyn has upper hand but fails to land knockout blow
In the Commons Nigel Evans, a Tory Brexiter, is speaking now. He says the UK is a leave country with a remain parliament. MPs should not tell the public that they must think again. That would generate real anger, he says.
But he says he has concerns about the deal. He was opposed to the backstop, and has become even more hostile to it since he read the attorney general’s legal advice, he says.
The Scottish parliament has overwhelmingly supported a motion expressing Holyrood’s opposition both to May’s Brexit deal a no deal Brexit.
Following a similar vote in the Welsh assembly on Tuesday night, Holyrood voted by 92 to 25 to support the cross-party motion supported by the SNP, Labour, Lib Dems and Greens. The result was greeted by applause across the chamber.