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Corbyn: May's plan threatens 'a bargain basement Brexit'

Jeremy Corbyn has urged Theresa May to "stop her threat of a bargain basement Brexit" during exchanges at Prime Minister's Questions.

The Labour leader also criticised Mrs May for delivering her key Brexit speech away from the Commons, labeling her "not so much the Iron Lady as the Irony Lady" for "sidelining Parliament" while claiming to restore parliamentary democracy.

Mrs May accused Mr Corbyn of "not having a clue" over Brexit as she faced pressure to reveal if Britain will pay for single market access.

The prime minister refused to be drawn on whether payments would be required after the UK withdraws from the bloc despite the Labour leader repeatedly raising the issue.

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Boris Johnson: May's plan 'good for both sides'

Johnson said Mrs May's speech was 'powerful' Credit: PA

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Mrs May's "powerful" speech will be "well received" by EU nations.

Speaking to reporters at Lancaster House, he went on: "Because it's negotiable, this is something that I think will be good for the UK and good for the rest of the EU as well."

Asked why the EU would give the UK a "free lunch", Mr Johnson said: "As the Prime Minister said, I think it's going to be good for both sides."

He went on: "We very strongly think this is in our mutual interest. We're not leaving Europe, we're disentangling ourselves from the treaties of the EU.

"We can remain powerfully committed to Europe with a new European partnership ... whilst also going forward with an identity as Global Britain."

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