Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has said the most likely outcome of Brexit is now that Britain will leave without a deal.
Ms Nandy told a national radio politics programme that there had been a lack of compromise and co-operation over the country's departure from the European Union (EU), despite some indications in recent months that parties with different views were willing to work together.
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That, Ms Nandy said, meant the debate had become a battle between hardline Leavers and Remainers.
And in that situation it was most probable that there would not be a deal with Brussels.
She told the BBC's The World at One: "It felt a few weeks ago that we might be moving a bit.
"But since then, we've had both political parties seeming to entrench their positions, rather than compromise and come together and find a resolution.
"I think the most likely consequence of all of this is that we end up with no deal at all. For the last few years, we've essentially had a tug of war between two groups, one of whom want to remain in the EU, and the other of whom want to leave with no deal, and as a consequence we're heading towards a choice between those very stark extremes.
"Of those options, the only default is no deal."