Please see below for today’s update on key Brexit news items:

  • A group of pro-EU Conservatives have angrily cut their ties with the successor organisation to the remain campaign after it launched a push encouraging voters to unseat prominent pro-Brexit MPs, most of them Tories. Nicky Morgan, Anna Soubry and Dominic Grieve released a joint statement saying it was “untenable” for them to support Open Britain any more after the group released an “attack list” of MPs to target, including Iain Duncan Smith and Theresa Villiers, as well as Labour’s Kate Hoey. (Guardian)
  • Theresa May will have a face-to-face meeting this week with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. It comes ahead of the crucial summit this weekend at which European leaders will formally adopt draft Brexit negotiating guidelines, that remain largely unchanged since they were first proposed in March. (Independent)
  • Labour says it would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if it wins power. While accepting the UK was leaving, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Labour wanted a deal which prioritises jobs and workers’ rights. He also said migration rules had to change and that the EU single market (and the option of remaining in the customs union) should be kept “on the table”. (BBC)
  • A report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that more than half of small firms employing workers from the EU are worried that Brexit will stop them recruiting sufficiently skilled staff. The FSB said securing the right of EU staff to remain in the UK was vital. (BBC)