Ian Austin becomes ninth MP to quit Labour – politics live

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More from the lobby briefing from the Press Association:

The prime minister will have a bilateral meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk on Sunday when both leaders will be in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for an EU-League of Arab States summit, Downing Street said.

May spoke to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez by telephone on Thursday night regarding Brexit, a Number 10 spokesman said.

The prime minister’s official spokeswoman says Theresa May is determined to leave the EU on 29 March, despite pressure from many Tory MPs for a delay.

Reporting from the lobby briefing, Reuters also says that May is considering no-deal tariffs carefully and a decision will be announced shortly but work is continuing to try to secure a deal.

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