EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals

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Fears in Europe that party’s goal of unseating PM could lead to chaos of ‘cliff-edge’ exit

The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals.

Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in order to spark a general election has provoked a rush of activity in Brussels, where the party’s plans are regarded as one of the substantial risks to the negotiations.

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