Rory Stewart: I could back opposition bid to block no-deal Brexit

Tory leadership contender Rory Stewart has signalled he could back opposition moves to block a no-deal Brexit as he launched a number of attacks on Boris Johnson.

Launching his leadership bid at a circus tent on London’s South Bank, Mr Stewart floated the idea of a “Brexit Assembly” of citizens to break the parliamentary deadlock on EU withdrawal.

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Asked about a cross-party bid to block a no-deal Brexit and prevent peroration of Parliament, Mr Stewart said: “I am entirely against no deal. I am entirely against peroration.

“I haven’t read the details of this. My instinct is I would be wholly supportive of a move that tried to do that.”

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