Labour backs cross-party amendment to block no-deal Brexit

Frontbench likely to whip MPs to back amendment tabled by Yvette Cooper

Labour is to support a backbench amendment tabled by Yvette Cooper that could severely restrict the government’s taxation powers unless a no-deal Brexit is taken off the table.

The Labour frontbench is likely to whip its MPs to back the cross-party amendment, significantly increasing its chances of success in the Commons. Around a dozen Tory MPs have also signalled their intention to back the amendment.

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