UK Businesses Should be Better Prepared for No-Deal Brexit Scenario

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Britain must be ready to leave the European Union without an exit deal on October 31, interior minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday, as he seeks to succeed Theresa May as prime minister. "But this is just the start, not the end of our efforts to block "no deal", said Labour Party Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer.

A small hardcore of ultra-remain Conservative Members of Parliament voted with Labour to act against no-deal Brexit Wednesday night - an attempt that was seen off by the government - but now former attorney general and anti-Brexit rebel Dominic Grieve has said he would try to bring the government down altogether.

RORY STEWART has said there is a "huge parliamentary majority" for stopping a no deal Brexit.

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"I have really struggled very hard to think of every available opportunity and I can't now think of anymore".

MPs voted 309 to 298 against the measure which would have enabled politicians to size control of the House of Commons later this month.

It comes a day after top United Kingdom business groups launched a stinging attack on politicians for talking up a no-deal Brexit, warning it is already causing job losses.

"The fact that Labour failed to take control of the order paper today tells you nearly nothing about how parliament could block a leader committed to no-deal". Labour stands ready to use whatever mechanism it can to protect jobs, the economy and communities from the disastrous consequences of a no deal Brexit.

Led by the main opposition Labour Party, the cross-party motion was backed by other opposition parties, including the Liberal Democrats, Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP), Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales, and the Greens.

He said: "Business can have no absolute reassurance that an agreement will be reached, particularly given the commitment of some Conservative leadership candidates to leaving the European Union in October with or without a deal".

A number of leadership hopefuls have also said they want the option of a no-deal departure if Brussels rejects a deal with Britain.

"Stride told MPs: "(Ms Vaz) raised the issue of proroguing Parliament as, I'm sort of paraphrasing her comments, a device to perhaps ensure a no-deal situation in the absence of Parliament sitting. The leading contender is Boris Johnson.

Conservative frontrunner Boris Johnson warned that MPs face "mortal retribution" if they fail to deliver Brexit.

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