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A politics professor from Staffordshire believes the nation is in a “constitutional crisis” following Theresa May’s decision to postpone today’s Brexit vote in Parliament.

The Prime Minister justified the postponement on the grounds “there is widespread and deep concern” over the Irish border backstop in the Brexit negotiations.

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With just 112 days to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, StaffsLive explores how the 12 Staffordshire MPs might vote on the Prime Minister’s ‘Brexit deal’ next Tuesday. Members of Parliament from across the country are today sitting in their fourth of five days of debates in the House of Commons, leading up to a crucial vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

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Defence Secretary and South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson made an embarrassing porn blunder on Instagram.

Posting a tired-looking selfie on the photo-based social media site, he wrote: “This is what you look like when you have been traveling all through the night, and everything is so busy when you get back to the UK, it is fair to say I am knackered!”

Community Poverty in Stoke
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Foodbank usage in Stoke-on-Trent has increased by 46% since Universal Credit was introduced.

Ruth Smeeth, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove, cited the statistics which she says show the Government’s new Universal Credit system has led to a sharp rise in the demand at foodbanks in the city.

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Independent retailers can earn an extra £1 million between them if people in Longton and Fenton spend £14 or more this Saturday, the MP for Stoke-on-Trent South announced. Jack Brereton MP, whose constituency includes Longton and Fenton, said: “Our town centres are home to an array of independent and small businesses. ‘Small Business Saturday’ is a very good opportunity to get out there and support them.

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