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Next week could define British politics for years to come. How Theresa May’s government survives through to next Friday depends on what Labour’s response to the result of Tuesday’s big vote is.
While most of us have written off the prospect of the withdrawal agreement passing in the Commons, May has not – which is why she has, for the first time as prime minister, been ringing up trade union general secretaries this week. If you are as excited as I am for the next seven days, me and my colleague Stephanie Lloyd cover all of this on the latest Progressive Britain extra show, out today.
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-Conor Pope, deputy editor
The Progressive Britain Podcast
Next week sees Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement finally come before the House of Commons. With the government already suffering two Brexit defeats this week, it is unlikely to pass – but what will Labour’s response be? Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd discuss which way things are likely to go, and how much time there is to call a general election.
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Five things to read today
When The PM Talks About Democracy Or Unity, Nobody Believes Her
Angela Eagle MP, LabourList
Exposed: Far right attempts to hijack Brexit debate threaten to turn violent
Nick Lowles, Hope Not Hate
Threats to MPs can’t go on: we need to make sure politicians are not at risk
Harriet Harman MP, Times
Andy Murray’s Breezy, No-Nonsense Feminism: a History
Grace Ballenger, Slate
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