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

  • The European Parliament would block any Brexit deal that resulted in EU citizens living in Britain being deported when the UK leaves the EU, David Davis has been told. The Parliament’s Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt wrote to the UK’s Brexit Secretary on Tuesday to warn that EU citizens in Britain should have “exactly the same rights as they have today” after the UK leaves. (The Independent)
  • Vital negotiations between the UK and the EU on a future trading relationship and transition period look set to be delayed again at a crunch summit of European leaders in December, according to a key ally of the German chancellor, who is meeting Theresa May in Downing Street on Wednesday. (The Guardian)
  • Ministers say being “crystal clear” about when the UK will leave on 29 March 2019 will give maximum certainty. But ex-chancellor Ken Clarke said the move was “silly” while Dominic Grieve said it would “fetter” ministers’ hands if talks dragged on to the last minute. Labour has branded it a “gimmick” and said it will vote against it. (BBC)
  • Amid the gleaming glass towers of Paris’s La Défense business district, cranes dot the skyline as drills clatter away on the building sites of future skyscrapers and acres of new office space. Marie-Célie Guillaume proudly walks the route of the guided tours she gives to companies drawing up Brexit contingency plans and considering moving jobs from London to France after the UK leaves the European Union. (The Guardian)