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MPs form cross-party group to press for soft Brexit

Conservative MP Anna Soubry and Labour's Chuka Umunna have formed a cross-party group to campaign for the UK to negotiate a soft exit from the European Union.

After David Davis, the secretary of state for exiting the European Union, published the repeal bill, crucial legislation in the Brexit process, on 13 July, Umunna said: “It’s really important that parliament asserts itself in this process.

“We can’t allow ourselves to be treated as bystanders by the executive. This is about MPs putting aside their differences and putting the national interest first,” the Financial Times reported.

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