Politics Live - readers' edition: Friday 10 August

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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.

  • Business leaders are calling on Theresa May to bring in new freedom of movement rules for EU citizens

Related: CBI urges government to drop 'blunt target' on immigration numbers

  • As reported on Thursday, Boris Johnson is to a face a disciplinary investigation by the Conservative party following a string of complaints about his comments on the burqa, triggering a fresh bout of infighting between his supporters and critics.

Related: Boris Johnson to face Tory party inquiry over burqa remarks

  • The prime minister has sought to calm fractious Tory grassroots activists angry with her Chequers Brexit plan, writing individual members a lengthy letter endorsed by sceptical cabinet Brexiters including Andrea Leadsom and Liam Fox.

Related: May letter aims to rally grassroots Tories to Chequers Brexit plan

  • Labour has been considering how to head off a concerted attempt by remain-supporting members to stage a vote at its annual conference calling for a second referendum, to avoid what would be an embarrassing defeat for Jeremy Corbyn on the party’s Brexit policy.

Related: Corbyn hopes to avert call for public vote on Brexit at conference

On Thursdays local council byelections take place. There was just one yesterday. Britain Elects has the results.

enltrOne council by-elections tonight, previewed as ever by @andrewteale : https://t.co/yjWHIhnajM

— Britain Elects (@britainelects)

enltrNewquay Treviglas (Cornwall) result:

CON: 45.5% (+13.8)
LDEM: 38.0% (-30.2)
LAB: 16.4% (+16.4)

Con GAIN from LDem.

— Britain Elects (@britainelects)

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