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Labour Party ‘barrier to blocking a no-deal’

LABOUR was accused of thwarting efforts to stop a no-deal after a cross-party meeting ended in division yesterday.

Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) agreed to talks with the Lib Dems’ Jo Swinson — plus leaders and senior members of the SNP, Greens, Independent Group for Change and Plaid Cymru — to discuss ‘holding the government to account’ over Brexit. But a senior Lib Dem said after the meeting: ‘The position he is taking is that we can have an emergency government, but only if he gets to lead it.

‘Their total unwillingness to work with anyone else makes the Labour Party the biggest barrier to stopping no-deal.’

The Lib Dems, Independent Group MPs and Tory rebels said they could not back Mr Corbyn as interim PM.