Wednesday April 1, 2020

MPs focus on legislation to block no-deal Brexit

Leaders of opposition parties seeking to block a no-deal split held a closed-doors meeting, convened by Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, to discuss what they will do when parliament returns next week

28th August, 2019
UK opposition leaders meet on Brexit. Pic: Getty

Earlier this month, Labour proposed they should call a vote of no-confidence in Johnson’s government, with a view to installing Corbyn as a caretaker prime minister mandated to delay Brexit and call an election. That idea was rejected by both rebel Conservatives and some on the opposition benches.

Instead, the statements after Tuesday’s meeting focused on finding legislative routes to stopping a no-deal Brexit. That sets up the prospect of a fight in...

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