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The Labour MP Jess Phillips is speaking in the debate now. She says the problem facing parliament is that the government is behaving as if it has got a majority when it hasn’t.
The idea of introducing a bill that might attract majority support in the Commons was never considered, she says.
The Brexit extension until 31 January has now been officially confirmed, my colleague Jennifer Rankin reports.
And now it’s official: the UK’s membership of the EU extended until 31 January 2020.https://t.co/ZJk8mRtFq1