MPs launch fresh Brexit challenge to force Government to stay in the single market

Opposition MPs will try to change Theresa May’s flagship Brexit legislation to guarantee the UK stays in the single market and the customs union.

An amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to prevent the Government from using sweeping powers to take Britain out of the EU agreements has been backed by the SNP, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

The move will be likely to expose deep divisions in Labour’s ranks over membership of the single market, days after Jeremy Corbyn came under fire from pro-EU MPs in his own party for taking the option off the table.

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