Clegg is among powerful cross-party MPs who are plotting to block May's Brexit
Labour, Lib Dem, Green and some pro-EU Tory MPs have expressed concerns British businesses would be forced pay huge export tariffs on the goods they sell to the EU.
Clegg, who has been talking to MPs from other parties said: “Because the situation is so serious, we are condemned to work together on amendments that we can all support.”
Working people, including millions who voted to Leave the EU, would pay the price
Chuka Umunna’s organisation, Vote Leave Watch, in a letter to Theresa May
The heightened fears of a May's hard Brexit were confirmed when 43 Labour MP’s launched their own tirade against their leader Jeremy Corbyn, for his refusal to take a tougher stance against the Tory leader’s plans.
Chuka Umunna’s organisation, Vote Leave Watch, wrote a letter to the Prime Minister signed by Harriet Harman, two current Labor frontbenchers and eight former shadow cabinet ministers to blast her decision to adopt the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) tariffs.
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Within the letter, the MPs explained the devastating impacts WTO tariffs would have on British businesses.
They wrote: “British manufacturers and farmers would face being priced out of their most important market, which buys 44% of all our exports.
“Businesses large and small in our constituencies would suffer, jobs would be lost and prices in the shops would rise.
“Working people, including millions who voted to Leave the EU, would pay the price. Your government has a mandate to take us out of the EU but you have no mandate to do this.”
The news of cross-party talks comes as MPs prepare to hear the Supreme Court’s verdict on whether ministers or parliament will have the legal authority to trigger Brexit.
Chuka Umunna's Vote Leave Watch organisation led the critical letter to May
Labour MP Chris Leslie, a former minister who signed the letter to May, said: “This is the last meaningful opportunity parliament will have to exert leverage on the prime minister’s negotiation, so we mustn’t let it pass and give her carte blanche for a hard Brexit plan.
“If that means MPs working across the party divides from the back-benches and amending the article 50 bill to avoid the cliff-edge and salvage single market participation, then so be it.”
Former Tory chancellor Kenneth Clarke said told the pro-Europeans to get their act together
According to the Observer, MPs have said they will seek to amend legislation to make an extreme Brexit option impossible if on Tuesday, the 11 justices say the issue should be voted in Parliament.
Former Tory chancellor Kenneth Clarke told the Observer: “It is high time that the pro-Europeans got their act together. “What she [May] said about the customs union was incomprehensible. Your starting point should be to understand what a customs union is.”