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Opposition MPs have agreed to try to block a no-deal Brexit by passing legislation in Parliament. A meeting between those opposed to no deal was called by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. His preferred option had previously been to bring down Boris Johnson's government via a no-confidence vote.The UK is set to leave the EU by 31 October and Mr Johnson has promised to stick to that date even if he cannot agree a deal with Brussels. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said "the legislative way forward is the most secure way to try to extend Article 50, to get rid of that 31 October deadline towards which the prime minister is careering with ever greater recklessness."
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The meeting was attended by the SNP, Liberal Democrats, Change UK, Plaid Cymru and Green Party.The Labour leader also invited five Conservative MPs opposed to a no-deal exit, but none attended.Anna Soubry, the leader for the Independent Group for Change, described the meeting as "excellent" while the SNP's Ian Blackford said it had been "positive and productive". "Parliament must grasp this opportunity, unite to stop Boris Johnson shutting down democracy - and be ready to use all mechanisms to block a no-deal disaster, including deploying legislation as a priority," he said.
Plaid Cyrmu leader Adam Price said his party was "committed to work co-operatively with every other opposition party and do everything in our power to avoid a catastrophic crash-out Brexit".
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