Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Labour approaches Tory rebels and DUP in bid to force through amendments to PM’s dealWhat next for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal?Boris Johnson’s hopes of winning a clear majority for his Brexit plan faced a new threat on Sunday night as Labour...

Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Labour approaches Tory rebels and DUP in bid to force through amendments to PM’s deal

Boris Johnson’s hopes of winning a clear majority for his Brexit plan faced a new threat on Sunday night as Labour declared that it would seek the backing of rebel Tories and the DUP for amendments that would force him to drop the deal – or accept a softer Brexit.

As both sides sought to gather parliamentary support after Saturday’s vote to force Johnson to seek a new delay to the UK’s departure from the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said Labour was prepared to talk to the prime minister’s former allies in the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) about forging a better deal.

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