THE threat of No Deal Brexit looms over Westminster as Theresa May struggles to get a deal through parliament with just over a month to go. What does it mean if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal? Here's what you need to know. What is a No Deal Brexit? A No Deal departure from the European Union means leaving without formal arrangements for the future relationship or any transition period. Currently Britain's trade, customs and immigration rules are tied up with the single market and a host of EU regulatory bodies. Ministers are seeking a legal deal to replace these with looser arrangements so we are outside the single market and customs union but keeping close ties so cross-border trade is easy. Negotiations under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty led to the withdrawal agreement in November - but MPs rejected it in January. Theresa May headed to Brussels on February 20 with fresh plans to fix the hated Irish border backstop. Eurocrats have privately hinted they … [Read more...] about What is a No Deal Brexit, when could a deal with Brussels be agreed and what happens if Britain leaves the EU without a deal?
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BRITAIN is on course to crash out of the EU without a deal as MPs fail to agree with the only deal the EU say it's willing to make. But just what does a no deal Brexit mean for the UK? Here's what we know so far. What is a no-deal Brexit? A no-deal British departure from the European Union means leaving without formal arrangements for the future relationship. Currently Britain's trade, customs and immigration rules are tied up with the single market and a host of EU regulatory bodies. Ministers are seeking a legal deal to replace these with looser arrangements so we are outside the single market and customs union but keeping close ties so cross-border trade is easy. Negotiations are ongoing under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty ahead of the UK's exit on March 29, 2019. Some fear these talks could collapse without a deal agreed before the deadline. This could mean the UK being treated as a "third country" by the EU with commerce governed by World Trade Organisation rules. It's … [Read more...] about What is a no-deal Brexit, when could a deal with Brussels be agreed and what happens if a deal with the EU isn’t signed?
As Theresa May battles on to broker a Brexit deal, we canvass opinion on who is really backing the terms our prime minister is putting on the negotiation table... Brexit has dominated this week as Prime Minister Theresa May fights to secure her deal which could spell out the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU. The Withdrawal agreement has been agreed by all 27 EU leaders, but has not yet been approved by MPs. The 599 page deal lays out the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU, but has been widely criticised, and many MPs, both those in the leave and remain camps, have said they will not back the deal.Parliament is currently debating the deal and a final vote is expected to take on Tuesday.If accepted, it will become the formal deal for the UK’s exit from the EU, covering, among other things, the transition period, financial settlement to be paid and citizens’ rights. But if MPs reject the deal, the future becomes uncertain. European Commission … [Read more...] about Deal or no deal is the EU question
Jill Lawless, Raphael Satter and Raf Casert Associated Press Published 7:12 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 London – Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU – a major blow to her authority and her ability to get the deal through Parliament. A defiant May insisted Brexit meant making “the right choices, not the easy ones” and urged lawmakers to support the deal “in the national interest.” “The choice is clear,” May told lawmakers. “We can choose to leave with no deal. We can risk no Brexit at all. Or we can choose to unite and support the best deal that can be negotiated – this deal.” But the resignations, less than a day after the Cabinet collectively backed the draft divorce agreement, weakens May and is likely to embolden her rivals within her Conservative Party. A leadership challenge is … [Read more...] about EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit
DUP fears Brexit deal will break up UK - Foster flies to London as May prepares to face Cabinet BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Theresa May's Brexit deal could lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom, the DUP has warned. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/dup-fears-brexit-deal-will-break-up-uk-foster-flies-to-london-as-may-prepares-to-face-cabinet-37526261.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37121283.ece/4d144/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-16_new_42522598_I1.JPG Email Theresa May's Brexit deal could lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom, the DUP has warned. The party's chief whip Sir Jeffrey Donaldson warned the deal would in the "long term" leave Northern Ireland closely aligned with the EU and could increase support for Scottish independence, saying "this is not the right Brexit". He told BBC Radio 4's Today that his party "doesn't fear a general election", when asked whether it would risk Jeremy Corbyn, a long-term supporter of a united … [Read more...] about DUP fears Brexit deal will break up UK