Labour sets out its bid to block no-deal Brexit

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ED­IN­BURGH: Bri­tain’s main op­po­si­tion Labour Party set out its bid to block a “no-deal” Brexit on Wed­nes­day, say­ing it wanted to put the idea to a vote in par­lia­ment dur­ing a de­bate on the exit agree­ment Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May has ne­go­ti­ated.

“Labour will op­pose Theresa May’s botched Brexit deal that puts jobs, rights and peo­ple’s liveli­hoods at risk,” leader Jeremy Cor­byn said in a state­ment.

“There is a sen­si­ble deal that could win the sup­port of par­lia­ment, based on a com­pre­hen­sive cus­toms union, with a Bri­tish say in fu­ture trade deals, and a strong sin­gle mar­ket deal that pro­tects rights at work and en­vi­ron­men­tal safe­guards and helps us to re­build our econ­omy and ex­pand our pub­lic ser­vices,” Cor­byn said.

May will likely have to de­feat the Labour amend­ment at a vote. If she loses, the re­sult does not have the power to force her hand, but it could prove po­lit­i­cally im­pos­si­ble to ig­nore and thus pre­vent An Exit DEAL BE­ING RATIIED.

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