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MPs may have run out of options to block no-deal Brexit

13th Jun 19 9:41 am

Former minister Sir Oliver Letwin has said parliament may have run out of options to prevent the next prime minister to push through a no-deal Brexit.

Letwin has been behind a series of cross party moves to block a no-deal Brexit, he said that he could not think of any other opportunity that parliament has to intervene before Brexit is delivered on 31 October.

Letwin gave his warning after the Commons narrowly voted to reject Labour’s motion to take control of the House of Commons on 25 June, with a view to stop a no-deal Brexit.

Letwin told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “Under the Article 50 process, on 31 October the UK leaves the EU regardless of whether we do or don’t have a deal in place unless somebody does something to alter that.

“If the government doesn’t bring something before Parliament, Parliament won’t have a chance to take a view on that as things currently stand because we have run out of all the possibilities any of us can, at the moment anyway, think of for Parliament to be able to insist on having a view.

“I have really struggled very hard to think of every available opportunity and I can’t currently think of anymore.”

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