UK's Labour will try to amend Brexit deal legislation - finance spokesman

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MPs from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) may join forces with Britain's opposition coalition to back customs union amendment, shuttering United Kingdom prime minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans, according to reports.

Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, was optimistic that Johnson had enough support to get his deal passed.

Sir Keir said any amendment would most likely come from campaigning backbench MPs - such as Labour's Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson.

Sir Keir told the Andrew Marr Show on BBC One: "I would openly invite the DUP to talk to us".

The law is very clear he should have signed one letter.

One senior DUP official speaking to the Telegraph said that there were "multiple scenarios with multiple options for us to resist Johnson's anti-UK deal", adding that it would "be parliamentary guerilla warfare".

MSPs are expected to reject the deal brokered between Boris Johnson and European Union leaders which forms the basis of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which has been published by the UK Government.

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"He may well be in contempt of parliament or the courts themselves because he's clearly trying to undermine the first letter", McDonnell said. "I'll create so in level of truth having taken advice in applicable quarters", Mr Bercow suggested parliament, when asked by lawmakers whether or no longer this used to be allowed. "Nearly every victory we've had on anything in the last three years has come from the back benches".

The third was a signed letter by Mr Johnson - which was also being sent to the leaders of the 27 other European Union nations - in which he distanced himself from the first letter by making clear that he strongly opposes any delay to Brexit.

'But I hope that this is the moment when we can finally achieve that resolution and reconcile the instincts that compete within us'.

And some of the Tory rebels who voted with Mr Letwin - including Mr Gauke and Nick Boles - have indicated that they would support the deal after the extension had been requested.

On whether Labour would back Johnson's deal with a referendum attached: "Well, we'll see what that looks like". Parliament rejected her deal three times, by margins of between 58 and 230 votes earlier this year.

Government whips are confident they can get "double figures" of Labour MPs to support the Brexit deal next time, hitting the crucial Commons majority target of 320.

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