I’m not writing my usual blog today but here, as an alternative, is the Politics Live readers’ edition. It is a place for you to discuss today’s politics, and to share links to breaking news and to the most interesting stories and blogs on the web.
Feel free to express your views robustly, but please treat others with respect and don’t resort to abuse. Guardian comment pages are supposed to be a haven from the Twitter/social media rant-orama, not an extension of it.
You can read all today’s Guardian politics stories here.
And here are some of the main ones on our site this morning.
- Brussels is preparing for a no-deal Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker has declared, while the planemaker Airbus says Britain crashing out would force it to cut thousands of jobs in the UK and move production to other countries.
- It is 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the disembarkation of a wave of Caribbean people who would help shape postwar Britain.
- Official figures show the House of Commons has spent more than £2.4m on so-called gagging clauses for staff over the last five years. Concerns have been raised that parliamentary staff who claim to have been bullied have been asked to sign such agreements to prevent their claims from becoming public.