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Brexit and parliament: the impossible choice confronting Labour MPs

How many of them will vote for the government’s Brexit deal?

By Alex Dean  

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer. Will Labour MPs fall into line? Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

The coming weeks will be some of the most consequential in British political history. There is no guarantee whatsoever that the government will strike a Brexit deal with the EU, but if it does then it must present the text to parliament. The arithmetic is impossibly tight, and if MPs vote it down then no-deal is a real possibility.

It is against this alarming backdrop that attention has turned to a particular group of Labour MPs, who could…

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