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WorldUK's Labour says no deal legislation will be tabled Tuesday

12:50  01 september  2019
12:50  01 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Leave or remain? Brexit bind could hurt Britain's Labour in a snap election

Leave or remain? Brexit bind could hurt Britain's Labour in a snap election Retired electrician Steve Oliver has voted for Britain's opposition Labour Party all his life but if the political crisis over leaving the European Union leads to an early election, he will not be doing so again. Oliver wants to leave the EU and, more than three years after he and around 17.4 million other Britons voted to divorce Britain's largest trading partner, he cannot support Labour's position that there should be another Brexit referendum. "I can't understand for the life of me why Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of my party, is trying to force down this vote.

The Labour leader was speaking after meeting other opposition leaders to discuss ways of averting a no deal . But he has insisted the UK will be leaving on 31 October even if no new agreement is reached. Media captionJo Swinson said she favoured passing legislation to stop a no - deal exit.

The UK ' s negotiators will now meet EU counterparts twice a week in the run-up to a crucial summit on 17 October. It follows a backlash from MPs and opponents of But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the party would attempt to bring legislation as soon as Parliament returns, and that a no-confidence

LONDON (Reuters) - Plans for legislation to stop a no-deal Brexit will be published on Tuesday, Britain's opposition Labour treasury spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday.

UK's Labour says no deal legislation will be tabled Tuesday © Reuters/TOBY MELVILLE FILE PHOTO: Britain's Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell arrives at Cabinet Office in London

"Don't underestimate how difficult it is to legislate within a week, the Prime Minister knows that and that's why he's proroguing parliament," he told Sky News.

"MPs with decades of experience are now looking to see how on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday of next week we can introduce a legislative measure which will enable us to prevent a no-deal without parliamentary approval. The technique of that will be published on Tuesday."

Top UK minister quits in new Brexit blow to PM Johnson.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a fresh blow Saturday when senior minister Amber Rudd quit her work and pensions post in protest at his handling of the Brexit crisis. "Why did Boris give ministerial posts to all these Remainers in the first place?" Farage asked in a tweet. "Confused thinking to say the least.

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