Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as doubts grow over future of Brexit negotiations
- EU accuses UK of playing ‘stupid blame game’ after No 10 briefing
- No 10 memo threatening EU states over extension ‘is shaming’
- Unofficial No 10 briefing on Brexit – Summary and analysis
- ‘Enough, enough, enough – we need to leave,’ Gove tells MPs
That’s all from us for this evening. Here’s a summary of the day’s main events:
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The language around the Brexit process had become toxic “in some quarters”, the Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged. But he added:
I don’t play dirty and I don’t think most EU leaders do either. We’ve been very straight up when the referendum happened three years ago.
The UK has decided to leave the European Union, we respect that, but they made commitments to us that there would be no hard border between north and south, that the all-island economy would be protected and so would citizens’ rights, and north-south co-operation as envisaged by the Good Friday agreement would continue.