Remainer rebel MP finally concedes Brexit defeat – ‘I have to admit it’s over’

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Europhile politicians intent on bringing down a no deal Brexit have admitted defeat after the Institute for Government warned “time is running out” for MPs trying to block the UK’s exit. Officials said “simply voting against” a no deal could not stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking the UK out of the EU by October 31 with or without a deal.

A Tory MP told The Times: “I have to admit it. It’s over. I don’t want to be part of it at all.”

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The news comes amid reports Tory MPs are unlikely to back a no confidence vote amid fears it will give Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn the keys to Downing Street.

Mr Corbyn has ordered his MPs to cancel any travel plans they have next month as he ramped up plotting to bring down the government.

The Labour leader wants to force a confidence vote in the government and was widely expected to call it as soon after MPs return to Parliament on September 3.

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Staunch Remainer and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has argued under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, if the Government lost a vote of confidence MPs could seek to put a new government of national unity in its place.

Mr Johnson is preparing for a showdown with pro-Remain MPs who are threatening to block his plans for a no deal Brexit in October.

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MPs are reported to be planning to hijack a motion on restoring the Northern Ireland executive, due to take place on September 9, to seize control of the House of Commons agenda, according to the Financial Times.

A cross-party group of Remainers, including Tory MPs, had been spending their recess plotting to stop the prime minister leaving the EU without a deal.

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Remainer rebel MP finally concedes Brexit defeat – ‘I have to admit it’s over’

Europhile politicians intent on bringing down a no deal Brexit have admitted defeat after the Institute for Government warned “time is running out” for MPs trying to block the UK’s exit. Officials said “simply voting against” a no deal could not stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking the UK out of the EU by October 31 with or without a deal.

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