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Brexit legal advice: Theresa May faces fresh battle

Opposition parties plan to join forces in a bid to force the government to publish the full legal advice it received ahead of the Brexit agreement."All parties" would press for contempt of Parliament proceedings if MPs are not shown the advice, Labour's Brexit spokesman Sir Keir Starmer has said.Theresa May has promised MPs only a "reasoned statement" on the legalities.Many Brexiteers believe the Northern Ireland "backstop" provision offers the EU an effective veto on the UK leaving.Meanwhile, a cross-party group of 17 MPs have issued a statement calling for Parliament to support another referendum at the earliest opportunity. Corbyn will do BBC debate if head-to-head Another referendum 'may be PM's only option' Brexit: A really si ...