Labour to launch bid to block new PM from forcing no-deal Brexit
• On Wednesday, Labour will launch the first step in a cross-party parliamentary bid to block a new prime minister forcing a no-deal Brexit.
• Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a cross-party motion that, if passed, would give MPs control of the parliamentary agenda on 25 June, which they could then potentially use to begin legislation to prevent leaving the EU without a deal.
• This motion is backed by the former Conservative minister Oliver Letwin and the SNP, Liberal Democrats and Greens.
• Some Tory leadership hopefuls have said they would leave the EU without a deal.
• The government normally controls business in the Commons – but MPs have previously seized control to legislate in favour of extending the Brexit process.
• Labour’s Brexit spokesman Sir Keir Starmer said MPs “cannot be bystanders” while the next prime minister “tries to crash the UK out of the European Union without a deal and without the consent of the British people“.
May’s Brexit deal ‘will not be renegotiated’, says Juncker
• European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that whoever takes over from Theresa May must respect in full the Withdrawal Agreement that she negotiated with the EU, stressing his “working assumption” was that the UK would be out of the bloc by Nov. 1.
• Claude Juncker told a Politico event that the UK’s 585-page exit treaty “is not a treaty between Theresa May and Juncker, it is a treaty between the UK and the EU. It has to be respected by whoever is the next British prime minister.”
• “There will be no renegotiations as far as the content of the withdrawal agreement is concerned,” he said.