THERESA May has admitted she "personally" understands fears that Britain could run out of medical supplies if there was a No Deal Brexit. The Prime Minister told LBC listeners this morning that the insulin she relies upon to manage her type one diabetes was actually made in Denmark. Officials have feared that not securing a deal with the EU after Brexit could mean that goods get caught up at borders, and many companies have begun stockpiling for fears of shortages. In a recent cabinet meeting it was reported that Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he couldn't guarantee people wouldn't die as a result of not getting an agreement passed. But an under-fire Mrs May, who uses insulin daily to manage her illness, told listeners that it was "an issue actually that actually, I feel personally". As she took to the radio to sell her deal to voters this morning, she said: "I am a type one diabetic, I depend on insulin every day. My insulin is produced by a country elsewhere in the European Union, … [Read more...] about Theresa May admits importing insulin for her diabetes could be at risk with No Deal Brexit
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Tusk backed by Queen's prof who says 'hell is too good for no-deal Brexiteers' - speaking figuratively BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Queen's University professor has defended stating hell was "too good for no-deal Brexiteers," saying he was not being literal. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tusk-backed-by-queens-prof-who-says-hell-is-too-good-for-nodeal-brexiteers-speaking-figuratively-37792114.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37792111.ece/47705/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-08_new_41581594_I1.JPG Email A Queen's University professor has defended stating hell was "too good for no-deal Brexiteers," saying he was not being literal. John D Brewer took to Twitter after the European Council President Donald Tusk said there was a "special place in Hell" for those Brexiteers who advocated leaving the EU "without a sketch of a plan". The post-conflict studies academic took to Twitter saying: "Special place in hell for no deal Brexiteers? … [Read more...] about Tusk backed by Queen’s prof who says ‘hell is too good for no-deal Brexiteers’
THERESA May faces a crunch time in the Commons as she tries to win support from MPs for her Brexit deal. With just weeks remaining until the UK is due to leave the EU, here are the bookies odds on all the possible Brexit scenarios on the eve of the "meaningful vote". What are the latest No Deal Brexit odds? Leading bookmaker Paddy Power put the odds on the UK leaving the EU without a Brexit deal to 4/1 as the deadline edges closer. The bookie is also offering odds of 1/8 that a deal will be in place before the deadline of March 30, 2019. Betway is offering 19/4 on No Deal and 1/7 that there will be a deal, while Betfair gives 32/5 for No Deal and 1/10 for a deal in place. Theresa May has proposed to Cabinet that she formally rules out a No Deal Brexit on March 29, opening the door to a delay. The decision will mean putting off Britain’s EU exit by weeks or months if MPs still haven’t passed a new divorce agreement in two weeks time. What are the other … [Read more...] about What are the latest No Deal Brexit odds and what are the chances of a second referendum?
Sep 05, 7:01 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By AFP News 09/05/19 AT 6:47 AM The British pound topped $1.23 on Thursday, hitting a one-month peak on fading prospects of a "no deal" Brexit after a series of parliamentary votes tore up Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hardline stance.By about 1020 GMT, sterling had surged to $1.2347, the highest level since July 29 having plunged to multi-years lows Tuesday.Asian and European stock markets mainly rose Thursday, but London was hit by the strong pound that hurts multinationals whose earnings are mostly in foreign currencies.Parliament is currently rushing through legislation designed to keep Johnson from breaking Britain off from the European Union without a trade deal.They appeared on course to do so by Monday -- a victory that would be accomplished just ahead of five-week shutdown of parliament Johnson controversially ordered last month.'Fresh legs on pound'"News … [Read more...] about Pound tops $1.23 on fading no-deal Brexit prospect
Sep 22, 8:51 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Clare BYRNE and Thibauld Malterre 09/22/19 AT 8:20 AM With the spectre of a no-deal Brexit looming on October 31, EU members are taking measures to cushion their economies, safeguard trade with Britain and protect citizens' rights.The prospect of trade barriers being re-erected on November 1 between Britain and its EU neighbours has led to fears of nightmarish tailbacks at borders, with potentially huge losses for exporters.An end to freedom of movement could also spell anguish for some of the 3.5 million EU citizens living in Britain and the around 1.2 million Britons living in other EU countries.Following is a summary of the preparations taken by various EU members:Britain: Fears of public disorderBritain says it will scrap tariffs on most imports, while keeping a reduced rate for some agricultural products to protect farmers.The EU, for its part, says it will … [Read more...] about No-deal Brexit: How EU Members Are Preparing