Brexit news – live: Boris Johnson faces EU lawsuit deadline, as Jeremy Corbyn allies call for calm

Tom Embury-Dennis and Adam Forrest
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Boris Johnson has one day left before the deadline set by the EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to ditch his controversial, law-breaking Internal Market Bill – or face legal action. It comes as UK-EU trade deal talks continue in Brussels.

Meanwhile, ex-shadow chancellor John McDonnell called on Labour to come together and save “unnecessary grief” following Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension over his response to the antisemitism report. Unite leader Len McCluskey said it was “time for some calmness so we can … resolve this”.

Sir Keir Starmer has insisted there is “no reason for a civil war” in Labour as he defended the suspension. The leader said he was “deeply disappointed” in Mr Corbyn’s response to the EHRC report, but also stated that he did not believe his predecessor was antisemitic.