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MPs may have run out of options to block no-deal Brexit

MPs may have run out of options to block no-deal Brexit

"Any Tory leadership candidates should know that Parliament will continue to fight against no deal".

Conservative rebels will join forces with opposition parties in a crucial test of parliament's ability to block a no-deal exit, as Tory debate on the issue was dismissed by Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, as ludicrous.

The EU's no-deal plans come as Britain's Conservative Party is picking a new party head and prime minister to replace Theresa May after her three consecutive failures to pass through the House of Commons the Withdrawal Agreement that she secured with the bloc.

Labour introduced the motion with cross-party support with the goal of avoiding a no-deal Brexit.

According to the leaked note published by the Financial Times, it will take "six to eight months" to build up supplies for a no-deal Brexit.

"Even if it means my resigning the whip and leaving the party, I will not allow this country to be taken out of the European Union on a no-deal Brexit without the approval of this House".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was overheard rebuking MPs, saying that they "won't be cheering in September" as they celebrated the defeat of the motion.

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Letwin told BBC Radio 4's Today programme, "Under the Article 50 process, on 31 October the United Kingdom leaves the European Union regardless of whether we do or don't have a deal in place unless somebody does something to alter that".

Some MPs fear that a no-deal Brexit could cause some serious economic and political damage to the UK.

However Sir Oliver, who was one of 10 Conservative MPs to vote for the motion on Wednesday, suggested that was unlikely to happen.

Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and hopeful to succeed Vince Cable as leader, blasted MPs for "putting party loyalty ahead of national interest" by rejecting the bill. Whoever succeedsTheresa May as Prime Minister will have to find a way out of the crisis.

Mr. Starmer said defeated June 12 motion would have ensured that "If the next Prime Minister is foolish enough to try to pursue a no deal Brexit then Parliament would have the means to prevent that".

Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay, labelled the bill an unacceptable "blind motion" that would give MPs a "virtually unlimited scope" to prevent no-deal.