PMQs live: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face off for first time since summer

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are set to face off in the first PMQs since the summer recess, with Brexit and the Great Repeal Bill expected to dominate proceedings.

Likely to be high on the agenda is the leak in early August of the Home Office’s new plans for immigration post-2019, with Mrs May’s Government stating its intention to end freedom of movement immediately after Brexit.

Under the plans low-skilled EU migrants will be offered two-year work permits, while high-skilled workers will receive visas for three to five years.

Meanwhile the Great Repeal Bill, a complex and large-scale legislative project that would set into motion the transfer of all EU laws into UK laws on the day of Brexit, may also be discussed.

Labour has already revealed MPs will vote against the key piece of legislation, sparking a fierce clash in Parliament. 

Mr Corbyn’s party said they hoped plans not to back the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill at a second reading would divide Tory ministers at a vote on Monday.

However, Tories accused the opposition of recklessness and said failure to pass the bill through Parliament would risk a chaos when Britain quits the block in 2019.

Mrs May could also look to healthy statistics on jobs and manufacturing, while Corbyn may pick up on Tory leadership hopeful Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments on Good Morning Britain that he is against gay marriage and abortion under all circumstances.

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