No deal ‘increasingly likely’ as ‘time is running out’ for Brexit blocking MPs says report

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The Institute for Government thinktank said a no deal Brexit appears increasingly likely on 31 October. Joe Owen, the Brexit programme director for the institute, said: “MPs looking to force the government into a change of approach face a huge challenge when parliament returns. Even if they can assemble a majority for something, they may find few opportunities to make their move and time is running out.”

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The reason stated was a lack of time to secure a new agreement with the EU and the diminishing number of ways in which MPs could block such a process.

The Guardian stated the Institute for Government claimed MPs merely expressing opposition to no deal would not necessarily be sufficient and that there were limited parliamentary manoeuvres open to them to force the issue.

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With the exit date now less than 12 weeks away, should the government reach a new accord with the EU there would only be a slim parliamentary window in which to pass the necessary legislation.

Even bringing down the government would be unlikely to see an election take place in time.

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No deal ‘increasingly likely’ as ‘time is running out’ for Brexit blocking MPs says report

The Institute for Government thinktank said a no deal Brexit appears increasingly likely on 31 October. Joe Owen, the Brexit programme director for the institute, said: “MPs looking to force the government into a change of approach face a huge challenge when parliament returns.

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