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Brexit: No 10 says meaningful vote will go ahead and plays down reports motion will be conditional – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the build-up to tomorrow’s key Brexit vote

Theresa May could be heading for Strasbourg later for a meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European commission, the BBC reports.

Hearing PM likely to go to Strasbourg later - not confirmed tho, 'fluid' the polite way of describing what's going on at the moment

Certainly the case Number 10 have been increasingly seeing Juncker as the deal maker here - EU 27 sources say meeting btw the two for tonight not in the diary yet

After the two urgent questions in the Commons (see 12.33pm), we are going to have three statements. The one from Stephen Barclay, the Brexit secretary, will come last. It would be surprising if starts before 6.30pm, and it could be quite a bit later.

Three oral statements after the UQs:

1. @AlistairBurtUK on Syria

2. @AlistairBurtUK on Commonwealth Day

3. @SteveBarclay on Brexit

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Sturgeon rules out independence poll without UK go-ahead

Scottish first minister clarifies after deputy suggested she could call referendum without approval

Nicola Sturgeon has ruled out holding an unofficial Scottish independence referendum, after her deputy suggested she could call one without legal approval.

Video footage emerged on Thursday showing Keith Brown, the deputy leader of the Scottish National party, telling independence activists: “If we want to have a referendum, then we decide we’re going to have a referendum.”

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