UK House of Commons rejects bid to rule out no-deal Brexit

UK PM Candidate Hunt Says: Parliament Likely to Block a No-Deal Brexit

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.

(Although some of the Labour Leavers' preferences for a deal rely on the belief, shared by many Tory Brexiteers, that a backstop-free one is possible to negotiate.) Why, then, did so many not seize the opportunity to give parliament some control over the Brexit process in what might have been the ideal moment, when there is barely a functioning government?

Mr Johnson officially launches his attempt to replace Theresa May with an appeal today for a mandate to face down Brussels before the October 31 deadline. "Labour stands ready to use whatever mechanism it can to protect jobs, the economy and communities from the disastrous consequences of a no deal Brexit", Starmer said in a statement. He says in a speech to be...

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who is favorite to win the leadership race, let rivals launch their campaigns before starting his own bid on Wednesday, saying: "After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the European Union on Oct 31".

"This is just the start, not the end of our efforts to block no deal".

"Any Tory leadership candidate should know that parliament will continue to fight against no-deal".

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But the plan did not garner enough support to pass the motion and it was voted down by a majority of 11 - with MPs voting 309 to 298 against it.

Rory Stewart, one of the seven leadership contenders vying to be the next Prime Minister joined the rebels Thursday evening, promising he too would work to bring down the government if he wasn't leading it and whoever was attempted to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union unilaterally. The EU no-deal preparations are mainly unilateral measures.

Edwin Morgan, the IoD's interim director general, said: "This week's vote won't be the last twist in the Brexit saga but it made clear how real the possibility of no deal is".

"If we're trying to connect with the next generation and move forward as a country then I think it's time for the next generation with a bold new agenda", the Home Secretary said.

Referring to his record as mayor of London, he said: "I do what I promise to do as a politician".

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