Brexit news latest: Jeremy Corbyn pledges to do all he can to stop 'no-deal crash out'

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Jeremy Corbyn has said he will do all he can to stop a “no-deal crash out” from the EU. And the Labour leader said on Saturday that if the UK does leave without a deal, he is determined to hold the government to account for its “irresponsible behaviour”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is legally bound to ask Brussels for an extension to Article 50 if he cannot get MPs to back a deal by October 19, after Parliament approved legislation designed to prevent no-deal.

However, Mr Johnson has said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask for a delay.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech during the Scottish Trades Union Congress “fighting for our future” march (PA)

Mr Corbyn said: “Opposition parties have worked very closely on this. “We will do all we can to prevent that no-deal crash-out because of all the damage that will do to jobs, living standards, supply chains, food supplies and medicine supplies. “And if it happens we’re absolutely determined to bring this government to account to make them answer for their irresponsible behaviour over the last few days.

“I personally, and my party, will have no truck with this sweetheart trade deal with the USA which would lead to intervention by American companies into our health service, into our public services.” The Labour leader was addressing workers and trade unionists at a rally following the “fighting for our future” march in Kirkcaldy, Fife. In other Brexit developments on Saturday, former Brexit secretary and Mr Johnson backer David Davis said the government may have a “legal strategy” to avoid extending Britain’s EU membership beyond October 31 – before saying he has “no idea what it is”.

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Meanwhile, Cabinet member Nicky Morgan admitted she would vote Remain in a second referendum, despite serving under Brexit hardliner Mr Johnson.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron said he is “truly sorry” for the uncertainty and division that followed the Brexit referendum.

And the Liberal Democrats marked the start of its party conference by announcing plans to cancel Brexit.

Until now, its Brexit policy has been to campaign for another referendum, in which it would campaign for Remain.

More about: | No-deal brexit | Jeremy Corbyn | Scotland

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