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London — An attempt by British MPs to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid. The UK, in the deepest political crisis since World War Two, is due according to law to leave the EU at 11pm GMT on March 29, yet it has no approved deal on how the divorce will take place. Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to break the deadlock after last week's crushing defeat of her two-year attempt to forge an orderly divorce raised the prospect of an exit without a deal. In a step that could overturn centuries of constitutional convention, some MPs are trying to grab control of Brexit from the government in an attempt to prevent what they say would be an economically disastrous no-deal departure. The opposition Labour Party looks set to back one such attempt, an amendment proposed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper that could result in May being given until February 26 to get a...

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