MPs seek to stop no-deal Brexit by tabling article 50 bill



Jessica Elgot | The Guardian

Labour’s Yvette Cooper to table bill aiming to ensure UK cannot exit EU with no deal by default

A cross-party group of MPs will step up efforts to stop a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday, tabling a bill by Labour’s Yvette Cooper to extend article 50 beyond 12 April.

MPs opposed to a no-deal outcome will put plans to have another round of indicative votes on hold after parliament remained in deadlock on Monday night.

Instead, efforts will focus on Cooper’s bill, which would require Theresa May to put forward a proposal to extend article 50 to ensure the UK cannot leave the bloc with no deal by default.

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