Jeremy Corbyn sets sights on Downing Street ahead of Brexit vote

My message to Parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country.

The EU is preparing to delay Brexit until at least July after concluding that Theresa May is doomed to fail in getting her deal through parliament.

The main opposition Labour Party, which is in favour of remaining in a permanent customs union with the EU, has suggested it will seek a no-confidence vote in the government if MPs throw out May's withdrawal plan in a bid to trigger a general election.

"So those on the Brexiteer side seeking ideological purity with a deal are risking Brexit, because there is a growing risk that events could unfold in ways that (mean) they are leaving the door ajar to ways that increase the risk to Brexit".

A probable first step would be a "technical" extension until July to allow the prime minister to revise and ratify the Brexit deal, the newspaper said, citing European Union sources it didn't identify.

Mrs May urged MPs to "do what is right for our country" and back her Brexit deal, calling it "the "biggest and most important decision that any MP of our generation will be asked to make".

In a significant shift of tone apparently created to win over hardline Brexiteers who have set their faces against Mrs May's deal, Mr Hunt warned that defeat next week would not necessarily provide MPs with the opportunity to choose their preferred version of Brexit.

It comes as Jeremy Corbyn comes under renewed pressure to table a vote of no-confidence in the government should May lose the vote.

Mr Blackford said that revoking Article 50, which sets a deadline of 29 March for the date of departure, and holding another referendum would be the most sensible option for moving forward.

In the event her exit deal is voted down, some Brexiters have argued for the United Kingdom to leave without a deal, but other MPs also object to the no deal Brexit - calling for either Article 50 to be extended or revoked, or a second referendum to allow the general public to decide the next move.

"I think it's now looking much less likely that parliament would allow a no-deal outcome anyway", said Mr Hunt.

During an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Ms Rudd three times declined to say whether she would remain a member of the government if it opted for a no-deal Brexit.

Corbyn said that if he forced an election and his party won, Brexit may have to be delayed while a new government negotiated a revised deal with the EU.

He told Sky News's Sophy Ridge On Sunday he talks to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson "quite regularly" about no-deal Brexit planning.

"The prime minister herself has said this is not the flawless deal".

Theresa May told lawmakers they should not let down Brexit-backers.

Vanessa Coleman

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