Thursday morning news briefing:  Return to the Tory fold, Brexit Party voters urged

Thursday morning news briefing:  Return to the Tory fold, Brexit Party voters urged

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Brexit: Rees-Mogg urges Farage supporters to return to Tories
Come back! That is the message from Jacob Rees-Mogg to Brexiteers who left the Conservatives for the Brexit Party. The Commons leader said Nigel Farage was the most important political figure outside Parliament in the past 30 yearsand that Brexiteers “owe him a great debt”. But, speaking at a Telegraphsubscriber event, he explained why voting for the Brexit Party would be “a vote, effectively, for Jeremy Corbyn”. Watch a video recap. Matt’s cartoon today also looks at Labour’s complicated Brexit policy. And, at the final day of its historic hearing, the Supreme Court is to hear from a host of supporters of a legal challenge over the prorogation of Parliament – including former prime minister Sir John Major. Gordon Rayner has a reconstruction of yesterday’s action.
Meanwhile, David Cameron has disclosed for the first time that he asked the Queen to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum campaign. Scottish Political Editor Simon Johnson has more on the extraordinary admission, broadcast on the BBC tonight. Political Correspondent Amy Jones has all the revelations you may have missed in the former Prime Minister’s explosive memoir, For The Record. And read a review of the book by Philip Johnston.

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