MP's have rejected a cross-party motion to stop any future Prime Minister pushing through a no-deal Brexit.
During today's debate in the Commons, the Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said if it had succeeded it would have meant two members of Parliament, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Speaker John Bercow, being able to strip the government of its ability to control the business of the House of Commons.
Before the vote, Labour Brexit secretary Keir Starmer had warned: "MPs can not be bystanders while the next Tory prime minister tries to crash the United Kingdom out of the European Union without a deal and without the consent of the British people".
"I have really struggled very hard to think of every available opportunity and I can't now think of anymore".
"But this is just the start, not the end of our efforts to block no deal".
Despite Labour having gradually adopted a soft-Brexit policy, proposing to remain in a Customs Union and to hold a public vote on the deal if a General Election was not possible and a no-deal Brexit likely, they have lost significant votes to remain parties calling for a second referendum, such as the Greens and the Liberal Democrats. Labour stands ready to use whatever mechanism it can to protect jobs, the economy and communities from the disastrous consequences of a no deal Brexit.
Conservative leadership contenders including Dominic Raab and now Boris Johnson are nodded towards their own extreme measures should Parliament prove absolutely determined to prevent the country leaving the European Union with no strings attached.
Businesses can not afford to put their faith in politicians to produce a Brexit resolution, and should be considering all reasonable preparations for no deal, the Institute of Directors said today. Departing Prime Minister Theresa May tried and failed three times to convince Parliament to approve it. Vaz earlier said: "One of the many governmental powers which can be exercised without statutory authority by convention is the dissolution of Parliament, or proroguing if it's the end of the session".
Speaking in the Commons, Snell said ceramics firms asked him "time and time again" to back a deal so they could make preparations for the future while food manufacturers wanted him to make a decision so they could "get past stockpiling".
Conservative frontrunner Boris Johnson warned that MPs face "mortal retribution" if they fail to deliver Brexit.