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Brexit latest: Jeremy Corbyn and opposition leaders agree plan to stop no-deal Brexit



Jeremy Corbyn and other Westminster opposition leaders have agreed to the possibility of passing legislation and a vote of no confidence to stop a no-deal Brexit, they said today. 

In a joint statement issued following cross-party Brexit talks led by Mr Corbyn, the leaders said they “agreed on the urgency to act together to find practical ways to prevent no-deal, including the possibility of passing legislation and a vote of no confidence”.

The statement from the Labour Party, SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and the Independent Group for Change said: “The leaders of the opposition parties held a productive and detailed meeting on stopping a disastrous no-deal exit from the EU.

“Jeremy Corbyn outlined the legal advice he has received from shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti which calls Boris Johnson’s plans to suspend parliament to force through a no-deal ‘the gravest abuse of power and attack upon UK constitutional principle in living memory’.

“The attendees agreed that Boris Johnson has shown himself open to using anti-democratic means to force through no deal.

“The attendees agreed on the urgency to act together to find practical ways to prevent no-deal, including the possibility of passing legislation and a vote of no confidence.

“The party leaders agreed to further meetings.”

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