Published: Вс, Апреля 07, 2019
Business | By Eloise Houston

'Very unlikely' United Kingdom will crash out of European Union with a deal - Coveney

'Very unlikely' United Kingdom will crash out of European Union with a deal - Coveney

The prime minister's official spokesman said: "If passed, this Bill would place a severe constraint on the Government's ability to negotiate an extension and reflect this new date in United Kingdom statute books by April 12".

Jeremy Corbyn has accepted Theresa May's offer of further Brexit talks to break the deadlock. May was attended by a number of Cabinet and shadow Cabinet members, including Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, and Chief Whip Gavin Barwell.

She said the current divorce deal could not be changed but promised to renegotiate a political deal on what the future trade deal might look like.

She added: "We can and must find the compromises that will deliver what the British people voted for".

Auto-maker Ford also sounded the alarm bells, saying it would have to consider what actions to take to protect its buisness in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

May's decision to negotiate with Corbyn is risky for both the Conservatives and Labour, and could widen divisions over Brexit that run through both parties.

A hardcore eurosceptic group of Conservative has refused to back the divorce deal she struck with the European Union, saying it did not represent a decisive break with Europe. Speaker John Bercow cast his vote with the noes. "It is not for the chair to create a majority that doesn't otherwise exist", Mr. Bercow explained. If this happens, the plan would be swiftly put to the EU.

'So we will need a further extension of Article 50 - one that is as short as possible and which ends when we pass a deal.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland would support a delay but Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said there was now no reason to agree an extension.

"Perhaps crucially it would demonstrate to the European Union parliamentary support for what the prime minister is asking for", she told parliament during the debate on the legislation.

David Jones, Tory MP for Clwyd West, stood to ask Mrs May: "Does it remain the position of the Prime Minister that the leader of the opposition is not fit to govern?"

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In a response issued this evening, the Labour leader suggested that he would go into the meeting with his five demands for Brexit - customs union membership, dynamic alignment on workers' rights, etc - and did not mention a confirmatory public vote.

Mr Lavery twice defied the Labour whip to abstain on amendments seeking a second referedum in the indicative votes. May's withdrawal deal because of the Irish backstop, supported the deal last Friday after Ms.

The solution is also unlikely to be palatable among Conservative Brexiters, for whom the freedom to set our own regulations and strike independent trade deals with other countries is a core tenet of Brexit.

EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said a "no-deal" Brexit would mean long lines at borders and paperwork headaches for customs checks on the 11,000 vehicles entering and leaving Britain each day. May of making a "grave error".

The Prime Minister was forced to change her European Union withdrawal strategy after crisis Cabinet talks on Tuesday, following the repeated rejection of her proposed Brexit deal, and invited the Labour leader for talks in an attempt to break the Brexit stalemate.

"Ford of Europe Chairman Steven Armstrong told The Associated Press that" a no-deal Brexit would be a tragedy for the automotive industry from the U.K".

May said her unpopular Withdrawal Agreement, which deals with the terms of the divorce, rather than the future partnership, will need to be passed as part of any arrangement with Corbyn. Even the government's legal advice on this has acknowledged that there is no mechanism for the U.K.to exit the backstop unilaterally, leaving being permanently locked into it a legal risk.

Investors and diplomats are in despair at the chaos and such is the volatility of Brexit news from London that some traders have stepped away from sterling - which has seesawed on Brexit news since the 2016 referendum.

Britain's parliament has repeatedly failed to settle on any plan for Brexit.

But, ahead of their meeting on Wednesday afternoon, both leaders avoided bringing up Brexit during their weekly Commons clash.

If the two leaders fail to agree a compromise, Mrs May said options would be put before parliament, and the government would respect the decision of MPs.

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