LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will do everything possible to stop a no-deal Brexit after parliament returns on Tuesday, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Monday.
Lawmakers opposed to the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 without an orderly transition arrangement are drawing up plans to try to legislate to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rule out a no-deal exit.
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Johnson has said his efforts to strike a new withdrawal agreement with the EU would be hampered by any attempt in Westminster to block a no-deal Brexit.
He has limited lawmakers’ flexibility by suspending parliament for about a month before the Brexit deadline, and if they do pass legislation, senior minister Michael Gove on Sunday refused to guarantee it would be heeded.
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Corbyn will say Johnson’s move to shut down parliament is “an attack on democracy which will be resisted”, according to excerpts of a speech he will make in Salford, north England.
“(On Monday) the shadow cabinet will be meeting to finalize our plans to stop the disaster of No Deal ahead of the return of parliament (on Tuesday),” he will say, referring to a meeting of senior Labour figures.
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“We are working with other parties to do everything necessary to pull our country back from the brink.”
Johnson told the Sunday Times that the choice for lawmakers was either to side with Corbyn, who “wanted to scrub the democratic verdict of the people – and plunge this country into...
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