London, United Kingdom - Fears that the UK will leave the European Union without a Brexit deal are back at the top of the agenda as the clocks tick towards a new deadline on April 12 - just days from now. Yet despite the potential for considerable disruption, British people are being told by their government to keep calm and carry on - because contingency plans are well advanced. Alongside the stockpiling of food and medicines, use of motorways as lorry parks, and emergency planning by local councils, military chiefs have also been ordered to keep 3,500 troops on standby. There are even undisclosed plans to declare martial law. In the world's oldest democracy, Brexiters present this as an effort to wrest democratic control from Europe. Cynics are not convinced, pointing to secret cabinet documents about no-deal planning - codenamed Operation Yellowhammer - that were uncovered by journalists and paint a more chaotic picture. These warn of a "critical three-month phase" after leaving the … [Read more...] about What is a no-deal Brexit and how would it affect the UK?
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Varadkar wants Northern Ireland port checks in Larne and Belfast in no-deal Brexit BelfastTelegraph.co.uk TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has called for regulatory checks to take place between Great Britain and Northern Ireland at sea ports in Belfast and Larne if there is a no-deal Brexit. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/varadkar-wants-northern-ireland-port-checks-in-larne-and-belfast-in-nodeal-brexit-37989448.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37992298.ece/79eb5/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c0c6417c-636e-40bf-aa3a-fd06cff935ec_1 Email TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has called for regulatory checks to take place between Great Britain and Northern Ireland at sea ports in Belfast and Larne if there is a no-deal Brexit. Speaking on RTE Radio One's Countrywide programme he also said any EU country that vetoed a further Brexit extension for the UK would not be forgiven by other member states. He said he believed the prospect of one of the EU27 saying no to … [Read more...] about Varadkar wants Northern Ireland port checks in Larne and Belfast in no-deal Brexit
Andrea Leadsom says no-deal Brexit next week would "not nearly as grim as many would advocate". She told the Marr Show that a no-deal Brexit on Friday would be better than revoking Article 50 and staying in the EU if the Prime Minister's efforts to secure an extension to the process fail. "The efforts of the civil service have been superb in preparing us for no deal," she said. The UK could "survive and thrive" after a no-deal exit and it would be "not nearly as grim as many would advocate". Unless the EU grants Theresa May a further extension then the UK will leave at midnight on Friday. Labour have talked about the mood being "hopeful" as they gear up for more cross-party Brexit talks with the government. It is a clear shift in tone from Friday when the party said talks had broken down because of the government's refusal to shift on their red lines. Shadow business minister Rebecca Long-Bailey, a member of Labour's negotiating team, said it was "disappointing" that there had not … [Read more...] about Andrea Leadsom says no-deal Brexit next week ‘not nearly as grim’ as many think
Sterling’s trajectory in recent months has closely matched the ebbs and flows of the Brexit talks. This has been an uncertain environment for Irish exporters, but not one causing significant difficulties, with the euro moving generally between 85p and 88p sterling. In the immediate wake of the Brexit vote a lot worse had been feared. But we are not out of the woods yet – not by a long way.This week the Central Bank estimated that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, where the UK simply crashes out of the EU, the euro would rise to around 97p sterling. Previous studies of Irish exporters – one involving the food sector and one more general exporters – suggested that once the rate rises above 90p serious competitiveness issues start to emerge. Add this to the threat of tariffs on some exports in the event of a no-deal exit and you have a potentially big hit on exports from the indigenous sector – and on jobs. Sterling lost some ground on Friday, trading at … [Read more...] about Central Bank adds to exporters’ concerns around no-deal Brexit
News / Scotland by Press Association 07/04/2019, 12:02 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The transport secretary is urging the UK Government to ensure that time-sensitive exports such as Scottish seafood can still reach mainland Europe if there is a no-deal Brexit. Michael Matheson MSP has written to UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to demand that critical exports are given priority access to the additional ferry capacity secured by the UK Government when it is not being used to transport essential supplies. Mr Matheson voiced concerns that the Department for Transport has failed to take action despite the issue being raised in previous correspondence from the Scottish Government. He warned that livelihoods are being put at risk by this “lack of support for exporting businesses” and called on the UK Government to address the issue. Mr Matheson said: “With an annual value of £944 million, seafood accounts for 58% … [Read more...] about Time-sensitive exports should have priority access if no-deal Brexit: Matheson