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3.53pm BST

Here are some of the key quotes from the European parliament hearing.

Although we are respecting that choice. As it stands, we will remain in discussion with the United Kingdom on the terms of its departure.

And, personally, I don’t exclude a deal. We are, Michel [Barnier] and myself, working on a deal.

I would like to repeat to the attention of our British friends that there is not only a parliament in Westminster which has to agree, there is a parliament here.

To put things very frankly, though, and to try and be objective, this particular point, we are not really in a position where we are able to find an agreement.

3.34pm BST

This is from my colleague Rowena Mason.

Damian Green, leader of the One Nation caucus of MPs, says Boris Johnson told him at meeting:- he will not go into election promising no deal Brexit- he will not make a pact with Nigel Farage."We looked each other in the eye. I accept and believe the reassurances," says Green

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:53am