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Tory leadership race: Contenders clash over Brexit

Contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader have clashed over delivering Brexit during a TV debate. The MPs argued over whether a new deal could be renegotiated with the EU, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.Leadership hopefuls appeared before a studio audience at a debate hosted by Channel 4 in east London.Boris Johnson came under fire for not taking part. He had defended his non-appearance, saying debates with many guests "can be slightly cacophonous".Some of the sharpest exchanges came over whether Parliament should be shut down in order to push through a no-deal Brexit by 31 October - something four of the five candidates argued against. The UK had been due to leave the EU on 29 March, but EU leaders agreed to d ...