Brexit: Boris Johnson claims he has shown ‘great flexibility’ as he explains ‘compromise’ plan to MPs – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s statement to MPs about his Brexit plan for a replacement to the backstop

John Bercow, the Speaker, has got an extremely croaky voice today and at times it has sounded as if he was whispering. But he finally found a way of laughing it off. Referring to Boris Johnson’s conference speech yesterday, Bercow said this was not down to eating a kangaroo’s testicle.

Back in the chamber Labour’s Stephen Doughty tells Johnson that he thinks this plan is not in accordance with section 10 of the Withdrawal Act.

Johnson says he disagrees. The plan does conform with section 10, he claims.

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