A CROSS-PARTY group of MPs is set to try and stymie Treasury arrangements for a no-deal Brexit by shutting down the Government.

The MPs want to starve Whitehall departments of the money needed to prepare for crashing out of Europe without an agreement, ultimately forcing ministers to take no-deal off the table.

They’re seeking to amend the Finance Bill, which will be voted on tomorrow and grants the Treasury the right to spend money on a no-deal Brexit, giving departments wider, undefined powers.

Former Labour minister Yvette Cooper and former Tory minister Nicky Morgan will ask MPs to restrict the Government’s freedom to make Brexit-related tax changes without parliamentary safeguards.

Cooper said: “The risks to our economy and security from no deal are far too high and it would be irresponsible to allow it to happen. I do not believe Parliament would support no deal and ministers should rule it out now.

“Time is running out and this is too serious for brinkmanship. Parliament needs to make sure there are opportunities to stop the country reaching the cliff edge by accident. This amendment helps to do just that”.

Meanwhile, another amendment, tabled by LibDem leader Vince Cable and supported by the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, would stop the Treasury raising any income tax or corporation tax unless parliament approves a Brexit deal.

Cable said: “The time has now come for MPs to assert their authority by making it impossible for the Government to collect crucial taxes if they do pursue a damaging no deal.”

Two members of the Prime Minister’s team told The Sunday Times that if successful, the amendments could cause “total paralysis”.

The US government is currently in its 15th day of shutdown, after Donald Trump refused to sign off a budget passed by Congress.