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There is some sign of movement in the Brexit legislative logjam, with the news that the EU withdrawal bill, amended by the Lords 15 times, will now return to the Commons for MPs to consider the amendments before the summer recess.
Earlier on Thursday the leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, announced next week’s business, which had no space for the bill – or any news of other Brexit bills.
We are taking time to consider the amendments, and that is what you would expect us to do on an issue so important.
Q: Will the UK have proposals on customs by the end of June?
May says she has a very useful meeting with the Irish PM today. In the joint report in December the UK and the EU set out options for Ireland. Those measures are supposed to be addressed through the UK/EU relationship. There was a fallback option. When the EU turned that into a text, there was a version of the fallback option. May says that was unacceptable to the UK. But the UK will bring forward its own fallback option, she says.