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?
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
In 2016, 17.4 million British voters called on us to take back control of our laws, borders, money and trade from the EU and to transform our country into a self-governing, free-trading nation, once again. Yet since then we have failed to achieve the full Brexit we voted for. This is because we have conducted the negotiation as though we were engaged in a slow capitulation. We have failed to stand up to Barnier and his negotiators and at every twist and turn we have offered more concessions. First, they demanded we negotiate and sign a “withdrawal agreement”, setting out the terms under which we leave the EU on March 29, 2019, before we discuss the trading relationship we want after Brexit. At first we said we wouldn’t accept such a demand, this was because the Conservative Manifesto during the last General Election promised that the withdrawal agreement and our future trading relationship with the EU would be discussed at the same time. This was for a good reason, … [Read more...] about We need the backbone of Thatcher to deal with these European bully boys
0 Have your say WHEN I first read a commentator in a serious newspaper saying, in the early summer, that the UK was heading towards a potential political and constitutional crisis, of the sort that we have not faced for a century, I thought that was an exaggeration. Now I’m not so sure. In the course of the next few days and weeks, if the Prime Minister’s attempts to achieve a deal to leave the EU which will – at once – satisfy enough members of her party, appeal to a number of Labour MPs as well, keep the DUP on board, and not provoke a run on the pound and a slump in business confidence, falls by the wayside, British politics – and the British economy – will be in unknown territory.Chris Haskins: Why the status quo is Britain’s best optionThe atmosphere in Westminster is surreal. I ran into two senior Conservatives with whom I have worked. Both remarked bitterly to me about the behaviour of colleagues within their … [Read more...] about William Wallace: No deal on Brexit may well mean the end of the UK. Here’s why…