Can MPs still stop a no-deal Brexit after their Commons defeat?

Politics Explained: Oliver Letwin says he ‘can’t currently think’ of what to do next – but other opponents of a crash-out departure are not so gloomy

Rob Merrick
Deputy Political Editor
Thursday 13 June 2019 21:50
What does a no-deal Brexit mean?

Oliver Letwin, the Conservative big brain behind the bid to block a no-deal Brexit, sounded like a lottery winner who had lost his golden ticket after defeat on Wednesday.

The Tory rebel could not have been gloomier after MPs threw out the cross-party attempt to seize control of the Commons agenda – telling the country his final hope had gone up in smoke.

“I have really struggled very hard to think of every available opportunity and I can’t currently think of any more,” Sir Oliver lamented.

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