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20 November 2018

Sky News: Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon team up in bid to block draft Brexit deal

The Labour leader and Scottish First Minister met members of smaller parties to discuss blocking a "blind" separation from the EU.

The Labour leader and Scottish First Minister joined a delegation including shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer to discuss blocking a "blind" separation from the EU.

They met the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, and other senior representatives from the Greens and Plaid Cymru.

It comes as a series of key Labour MPs - who represent Leave-backing constituencies that the government was relying on to help pass a Brexit deal - revealed they would be voting against it.

Speaking to Sky News after the opposition parties' summit, Mrs Sturgeon said there was a united anger at the government's deal.

She said they refused to accept the "spin" that MPs could trigger a no deal Brexit by rejecting the agreement expected to be signed off in Brussels on Sunday.

"The next part of this process, and arguably the most important part, is to build a consensus around the alternative," Mrs Sturgeon said.

"We know what the options are - the single market and the customs union, a People's Vote are two of those options.

"Extending A50 (Article 50) almost becomes an inevitably if we're going to leave the room open for these other options." [...]

Full article on Sky News

Related article on BBC: Nicola Sturgeon confirms SNP MPs will vote against Brexit deal

Related article on The Guardian: Jeremy Corbyn: second referendum not an option for today

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