Brexit: May’s appeal to nation backfires as MPs accuse her of stoking hate

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extension

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Brexit deal: key points from the draft withdrawal agreement

Brexiters will find many contentious clauses difficult to stomach within the 585-page draft document

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Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? South Africa’s next leader faces huge challenges

Ramaphosa, set to be president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation, will lead a wealthy and resource-rich country grappling with inequality

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Theresa May faces ‘chaos and confusion’ claims after social care U-turn

Prime minister spends day battling against accusations of indecision after change to policy outlined in manifesto

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Theresa May calls UK general election for 8 June

Prime minister makes surprise announcement outside No 10, saying she has delivered stability after the Brexit referendum result
Theresa May announces UK general election – live

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Stoke and Copeland byelections: Corbyn rules out resigning after Labour’s historic defeat – Politics live

Rolling coverage of reaction to the Stoke and Copeland byelections results, including Jeremy Corbyn’s speech on the road to Brexit

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Robots ‘could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers’

Reform thinktank says sector could be ‘the next Uber’ and staff should embrace the gig economy amid rise in automation

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