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Brexit: May aims to expel EU prisoners as she publishes plan…

“Thousands of European criminals face deportation after Brexit as Theresa May makes the issue a key demand in negotiations. The prime minister will today present her detailed plans to grant three million citizens of EU states in Britain “settled status” and the right to live in the UK – as long as Britons in Europe receive an equivalent deal. However, Mrs May is expected to exempt “serious and persistent” criminals from that assurance. These are likely to include people guilty of violent crimes and sex and drug offences. The government’s post-Brexit immigration regime is also likely to impose tighter curbs on the abilities of convicts from EU countries to enter Britain.” – The Times (£)

  • ‘Grace period’ is a novel way to tackle Brexit’s challenges – FT
  • The Prime Minister’s 15-page Brexit plan revealed – Daily Telegraph
  • Brits will still be able to get free healthcare everywhere, says Davis – The Sun
  • Brexit Secretary says UK willing to do deal on ECJ influence – The Independent
  • How will May’s offer on citizens’ rights work? – FT

>Yesterday: Video: WATCH: Davis – EU nationals will have “effectively the same rights as British citizens”

…but ‘clear’ Cabinet split opening up over timetable

“A clear Cabinet split opened up over Brexit yesterday on how long any transitional trade deal would be in place. Brexit Secretary David Davis said a one to two year arrangement would be most likely when Britain quits the EU. But his comments put him at odds with Chancellor Philip Hammond who said earlier this month the process could take up to four years. Confirming Britain would need temporary trade arrangements with the EU for a time after Brexit, he said: “We think that there will be a transitional period, not that long. I think one to two years is more likely. It will vary. This is something incredibly practical.” Mr Davis also revealed he was not certain the UK would come to a deal with the EU.” – The Sun

  • Fear that Gove could use Brexit to delay environmental plans – The Independent
  • Experts warn against pulling out of Euratom – The Times (£)
  • May urged to timetable Heathrow’s third runway – FT

Labour:

  • Chakrabarti suggests Opposition could back free movement, despite manifesto – The Sun
  • Starmer says Labour want a ‘shared future’ with Brussels – Daily Express
  • Unions urge Corbyn to fight for single market membership – The Times (£)

Juliet Samuel: The Brexit revolution is spinning out of the Tories’ control

Revolutions often end up a long way from where they started. A year after triumphing in the Brexit referendum, many Conservatives learnt this the hard way during a brutally disappointing election night. The rebellious spirit that carried them to victory last June had seemed sure to manifest itself again by lifting the Tories, the newly committed champions of Brexit, to unprecedented heights. Instead, like a train switching tracks, the momentum suddenly turned and took a hard Left. With the Government now in paralysis, Tory Brexiteers are in danger of losing control of the revolution they began. History is full of examples of campaigns and rebellions that, once started, unleashed new political currents and took up new causes. Yesterday it was sovereignty. Today, austerity.” – Daily Telegraph

  • ‘Stop immigration’ is no longer the Conservatives’ Brexit rallying cry – Matthew d’Ancona, The Guardian
  • Whitehall will be tested to the limit as we prepare to go it alone – Anand Memon, Times Red Box
  • Why there should not be a second Brexit referendum – David Allen Green, FT
  • The case for a softer Brexit – Simon Hix, Times Red Box
  • With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity – Larry Elliott, The Guardian
  • Truth about how the Lords could aggravate the Government – Baroness Smith, Times Red Box

Editorial:

  • Goodwill must prevail on EU citizens’ rights – FT

>Yesterday:

Home Nations 1) Foster returns to London to finalise Conservative-DUP pact

Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, has returned to London to try and finalise a deal to prop up Theresa May’s minority Government. Ms Foster is expected to meet with Mrs May at Downing Street on Monday morning to try and hammer out the terms of an arrangement which would see the DUP’s 10 MPs back the Prime Minister on key votes. It comes just days before the House of Commons will vote on the contents of Mrs May’s Queen’s Speech which sets out her legislative plans for government.” – Daily Telegraph

  • Pound rises as parties close in on agreement – Daily Express
  • Welsh and Scots will not get more cash as a result – The Sun
  • Deal will make Tories nasty again, warns Patten… – Daily Telegraph
  • …as he clashes with Rees-Mogg on Sunday morning show – Daily Express

Leadership:

  • Ousting May would be ‘catastrophic’ for Brexit talks, warns Davis – The Guardian
  • Patel won’t rule out deny leadership ambitions – The Times (£)

Comment:

  • This diligent Prime Minister deserves a second chance – Clare Foges, The Times (£)
  • May has a large majority for progressive policies – Nigel Fletcher, Times Red Box

>Today:

>Yesterday: Video: WATCH: Patten – The past few months may have been worse than Suez

Home Nations 2) Sturgeon to push back referendum plans until after Brexit

“Nicola Sturgeon is set to put plans for a second independence referendum on the backburner this week – but only until after Brexit. Sources said Scotland’s First Minister will stop her push for a second vote after the SNP lost 21 seats in the General Election. She is expected to formally dump her bid to hold a vote between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 following a party summit. It’s claimed she’ll instead seek to build support for a referendum during two years of EU divorce talks – while flogging a referendum as an “insurance policy”.” – The Sun

  • Davis urges SNP not to try to ‘sink’ the Government’s deal… – The Scotsman
  • …as Blackford says a referendum would give voters their say – The Scotsman
  • Crosby wanted May to call a Scottish referendum – The Times (£)
  • Gordon Wilson, former SNP leader, dies – Daily Telegraph

Comment:

  • Davidson must find a way to sell Conservative policies to Scotland – Brian Monteith, The Scotsman

McDonnell claims Grenfell victims were ‘murdered’

“John McDonnell today claimed the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were ‘murdered by political decisions’ made by ministers. The shadow chancellor said the failure not to invest in more homes and to cut the number of firefighters ‘contributed’ to the deaths. And he raged against Tory austerity during his appearance at Glastonbury, which came just a day after Jeremy Corbyn was feted at the festival. But Mr McDonnell has faced an angry backlash for his comments with a Tory MP accusing him of trying to politicise the tragedy.” – Daily Mail

  • Every building checked so far has failed fire safety test – The Times (£)
  • Firefighters battle flames at second tower block – Daily Mail
  • Tempers fray as residents refuse to get out – The Times (£)
  • Government faces £600 million cladding bill – Daily Telegraph
  • Councillor who managed refurbishment ‘flees home’ – The Independent

More:

  • Anger of BBC ‘propaganda’ coverage of Corbyn’s at Glastonbury – Daily Mail
  • Labour leader denies telling festival founder he’d scrap Trident – Daily Mail

Editorial:

  • Government response to Grenfell must be total, however costly – The Times (£)

>Today: Nadhim Zahawi MP’s column: While Corbyn plays to the gallery, we Conservatives have work to do

Miliband won’t rule out return to the Shadow Cabinet

“Ed Miliband today refused to rule out a shock return to the Shadow Cabinet saying he “wants to make a contribution” to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour. The former party leader described himself as a “bridge” between the New Labour era and the current hard-left regime, and admitted he wishes he had been more left-wing. But he insisted he was relieved that he is no longer the Labour boss, joking: “That job is a bit of a nightmare.” Mr Miliband last year called on Mr Corbyn to quit as Leader of the Opposition, saying he could never win an election.” – The Sun

  • Opposition want to lift benefit cap but have no idea how much it would cost – The Sun

Comment:

Russia and China named as prime suspects in cyber-attack on Parliament

“Russia and China were last night named as the prime suspects behind the unprecedented cyber attack on Parliament. Up to 90 email accounts were ‘compromised’ after hackers launched the crippling strike – understood to be the biggest against Westminster. MPs and peers, including Cabinet ministers, were warned they could be exposed to blackmail or a heightened terror threat after a ‘determined and sustained’ effort to break into the sensitive files. Officials insisted national security was not harmed by the ‘brute force attack’ on the Parliamentary computer system on Friday. The Prime Minister was not affected as she does not use her Parliamentary account.” – Daily Mail

  • Criminals and dictators are teaming up, but we can fight back – Robert Hannigan, Daily Telegraph

News in Brief:

  • Six officers injured during clash with protesters in East London – Daily Mail
  • Navy’s biggest ship sets sail at last – The Times (£)
  • Co-op ends sale process as rescue plan draws near – Daily Telegraph
  • Fuel duty faces £170 billion hit from rise of electric cars – FT
  • Doctors revolt over bid to scrap abortion limit – Daily Mail
  • ‘Overworked’ GPs demand to close surgery doors – The Times (£)

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