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Jeremy Corbyn will tell MPs not to block exit

By David Hughes

Jeremy Corbyn will order Labour MPs not to block Brexit if the Prime Minister is forced to seek the approval of Parliament to trigger Article 50.

The Labour leader said he had made it "very clear" that his party accepted the decision made by the public.

But a key ally claimed that allowing Theresa May to formally begin the process under her current plans would not be in the best interests of the country.

Mr Corbyn's commitment on Article 50 follows reports that members of the shadow cabinet were considering voting against allowing the Prime Minister to formally start the process.

Shadow business secretary Clive Lewis said the Government's position on Brexit was "unacceptable".

Mr Lewis added: "I don't think that what is currently on the table, given the irreversibility of Article 50, means that signing Article 50 under these conditions is in the best interests of the country."

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