MPs are to debate and vote on the next steps in the Brexit process later, as Theresa May continues to try to get a deal through Parliament.

A series of amendments – designed to change the direction of Brexit – will be considered in the debate, which is expected to be a routine procedure.

The government’s push to roll over EU trade deals from which the UK currently benefits has yielded agreements covering only £16bn of the near-£117bn of British trade with the countries involved.


Three former BT executives, including two who were based in London, have been named in an investigation into alleged accounting fraud  in the company’s Italian division, a scandal that forced it to write off £530m and claimed the scalp of its European chief.