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UK lawmakers will block 'no deal' Brexit, says Labour's McDonnell

Currently, parliament does not have the power to block any decision to walk away

Reuters  |  London 

Parliament will block Britain from leaving the European Union without an exit deal, the opposition Labour Party's finance policy chief said on Sunday. Negotiations are deadlocked between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the EU on securing a divorce settlement and agreement on future relations, raising the prospect that Britain could walk away from talks without a deal. But Labour's John McDonnell, leader Jeremy Corbyn's most senior ally, said he believed there was enough support in parliament to block such an eventuality. "I don't think ...

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First Published: Sun, October 15 2017. 17:48 IST