U.K. Labour leader agrees no deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

U.K. Labour leader agrees no deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

It came as a senior pro-Remain Tory said Brexit should be delayed if Mrs May's deal is defeated next week.

"I think it's now looking much less likely that parliament would allow a no-deal outcome", he told the BBC.

Asked during an interview on BBC TV about the possibility of a second Brexit referendum, Corbyn said: "My own view is that I would rather get a negotiated deal now if we can to stop the danger of a no-deal exit from the European Union on 29 March which would be catastrophic for industry, catastrophic for trade".

On Monday the debate on the meaningful vote on Mrs May's deal will resume for a fourth day.

He used an article in the Sunday Telegraph to urge MPs to vote down Mrs May's "bad" deal to send a message to Brussels that the United Kingdom "will not be bullied".

Mr Barclay told Marr: "What recent events have shown, with events over the last week with what happened on the legal advice where the Government was forced to act in a way it didn't want to, is the uncertainty in terms of what will happen in the House has increased".

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling insisted the Government has put forward a "sensible compromise deal" before denying troops were being sought to help with no-deal Brexit traffic plans. And Brexit paralysis ultimately could lead to no Brexit. "We ignore that and the will of the people at our peril".

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"We're not tearing up the treaty of Rome any more than the European Union wants to tear up the treaty of Rome", he said.

He warned Eurosceptics that they may not be able to rely on the clock ticking down to the default option of a no-deal Brexit on March 29 if Mrs May's deal is voted down.

Mr Corbyn hinted that Article 50 may have to be extended if his party came into power.

"I think parliament is very committed to try to stop no-deal, but I think we have to recognise that there is a deal on the table, it does broadly deliver the Brexit people voted for, and if we don't find a way to get this through, we are taking some very big risks".

Conservative and opposition MPs have slammed a top minister for fear-mongering after he said derailing or stopping the government's Brexit plan would see a rise in far-right extremism.

It would see the United Kingdom keep the Withdrawal Agreement thrashed out by the prime minister with Brussels, but significantly rewrite the Political Declaration to state an intention to stay in the single market.

Ms Rudd said it was "right" for the government to make preparations for a no-deal Brexit, comparing it to wearing a seatbelt when driving a fast vehicle. "I just can't see how it happens with that configuration of Parliament".

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