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Cross-party reps' work adding nothing in further statement (5)


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'cross-party reps' work adding' is the definition.
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'nothing in further statement' is the wordplay.
'nothing' becomes 'o' (O resembles 0).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'further' becomes 'op' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'statement' becomes 'PS' (PS is an example).
'o' going into 'opps' is 'OPPOS'.

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(Other definitions for oppos that I've seen before include "colleagues elsewhere" , "Partners" , "friends" , "One's counterparts" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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