By Joe Middleton For Mailonline
Published: 17:05 BST, 18 August 2019 | Updated: 17:39 BST, 18 August 2019
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Labour and Tory MPs opposed to a no deal Brexit are planning a 'radical' new law to block it.
The group are understood to think it is unlikely Boris Johnson will be defeated in a no confidence vote and then an interim government takes over.
A series of rows have already erupted in the past week speculating on who could lead a government of national unity if Mr Johnson was toppled, with the Lib Dems refusing to back Jeremy Corbyn for No10.
The group of MPs have therefore decided legislation is the most effective way of stopping Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.
One source told The Observer: 'This is not the time for boring and neutral tactics.
'This isn't a time for typical deference. These people will show no deference and give no quarter – and we need to be just as ruthless and organised as they are.'
Another unnamed source said 'I don't think a no confidence vote will be particularly winnable in early September' and that there is a more direct route.
The MPs are planning to pass a law that would the PM would have to request a delay to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stands next to a statue of steeplejack Fred Dibnah during a visit to Bolton on Saturday
But what is less clear is what parliamentary device they plan to use so they can