No-deal Brexit would mean shortages and price rises, say retailers

The Prime Minister said the government will support an amendment set to be voted on tomorrow that calls for the controversial Irish border "backstop" provision to replaced with "alternative measures". MPs are back in Parliament to vote on a series of amendments that could change the course of Brexit negotiations.

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson are threatening to torpedo an attempt by Theresa May to rally Conservative MPs around a revamped Brexit strategy.

Much attention will focus on which amendments are chosen by the Commons Speaker John Bercow who has been accused by critics of favouring moves to water down Brexit.

Voting is expected to start at 7pm.

Leading retail bosses, including the chief executives of Sainsbury's, Asda, Marks & Spencer, the Co-op and Waitrose, have written to the government warning of significant disruption to food supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May has not publicly agreed to run out a no-deal Brexit in recent weeks, despite Labour's Jeremy Corbyn refusing to hold talks until she does so.

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After the Prime Minister took questions at a meeting of Tory MPs on Monday evening, party chairman Brandon Lewis said a majority vote in favour of the Brady amendment would "give a very clear message" to Brussels that the backstop - which will keep the United Kingdom tied to European Union regulations if a trade deal has not been agreed by the end of 2020 - must be changed.

A Cabinet source, who the Sun says "has sat in meetings with the PM and ministers over the last week", said: "The PM has made quite clear that she's not going to go for no deal".

"There's a real sense of disbelief", they said.

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier's deputy Sabine Weyand said it was "quite a challenge" to see how a majority in support of a deal could be constructed in Westminster, warning there was a high risk of the United Kingdom crashing out by accident.

Instead they insisted that the withdrawal agreement must be reopened and the backstop removed altogether for them to vote for the deal.

Peers backed the motion by 283 to 131 - a majority of 152.

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