Brexit: Labour threatens contempt action over withheld legal advice

Keir Starmer warns of ‘historic constitutional row’ if government does not place full version before MPs

Theresa May has been warned she is on course for a “historic constitutional row” unless the government releases its full legal advice on the Brexit deal.

Labour has said it is ready to combine with other opposition parties to start proceedings for contempt of parliament unless the legal opinion of the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, is published in full.

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