UK By Chris Morris Reality Check correspondent, BBC News 24 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47216870 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check A number of obscure pieces of trade law have taken on near … [Read more...] about Would obscure trade rule help with no-deal Brexit?
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A No Deal Brexit would plunge the UK into a catastrophe, with 10% price hikes, a recession and direct rule in Northern Ireland - according to an explosive leaked document. With the country preparing to crash out of the European Union in just 10 days - after MPs again failed to agree a way forward last night - Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill has written how leaving without a deal will cause chaos for the police and security services, plunge businesses into trouble and put the Irish peace process at risk. Leaving the EU without any sort of trade deal and relying on what are called World Trade Organisation rules, would also see a 10% spike in food prices, the Mirror reports. The government is said to have been preparing for a no deal scenario but, during the Brexit referendum, the idea was barely mentioned by Brexiteers or Remainers. In a 14-page letter sent ahead of a cabinet showdown today, the letter from Sir Mark, the top civil servant in the country, provides other … [Read more...] about Explosive No Deal Brexit leaked letter predicts price hikes and security chaos
British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo. With less than two weeks to go until the day Britain risks crashing out of the European Union, MPs will hold a series of votes to try and find a majority-backed plan to end the current crisis. Britain voted by 52 percent to leave the EU in a 2016 referendum but the process has been mired in divisions between Brexit supporters over the terms of the divorce and what kind of future ties to seek. The government struck a deal with the EU in November but parliament has refused to ratify it, forcing the government to seek a delay to the originally planned departure date of March 29. The EU's offer of an extension until May 22 was conditional on MPs approving the deal last week. Despite May's promise to step down if they voted for the deal -- an attempt to get Brexit hardliners to vote for it -- they … [Read more...] about British MPs seek new path for Brexit after deal rejected again
Britain will be at ‘top of queue’ for trade deal after Brexit, Trump aide says BelfastTelegraph.co.uk One of Donald Trump’s most senior aides has insisted the UK will be “at the top of the queue” for a trade deal after Brexit. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/britain-will-be-at-top-of-queue-for-trade-deal-after-brexit-trump-aide-says-37966117.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37966116.ece/9b80f/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_6212e8db-eaa3-4c40-adc2-aa8b53b5b60e_1 Email One of Donald Trump’s most senior aides has insisted the UK will be “at the top of the queue” for a trade deal after Brexit. John Bolton, the president’s national security adviser, said Mr Trump was “eager for the will of the British people to be carried out, and he is even more eager to do a trade deal”. The veteran US politician also attempted to assuage widely-held concerns over the potential damage from a no-deal Brexit, … [Read more...] about Britain will be at ‘top of queue’ for trade deal after Brexit, Trump aide says
0 Have your say MPs will vote on the UK’s Brexit ‘divorce’ agreement tomorrow without approving the plan for the future relationship, in a last-ditch attempt to secure extra time to get the full deal through parliament. Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom confirmed a motion will be put before MPs on Friday asking them to approve the Withdrawal Agreement, but not the Political Declaration that sets out the terms for a future trade deal with the EU.READ MORE: FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon says stopping Brexit should be ‘top priority’Approving the Withdrawal Agreement will meet the requirements of an agreement to extend Article 50 reached with the EU at last week’s Brussels summit.Under the terms of that agreement, the divorce deal must be approved by MPs by the end of Friday. However, the full Brexit deal will not be ratified under UK law until both parts are approved by MPs.It follows Theresa May's announcement that she would stand down ahead … [Read more...] about Fears of a ‘blind Brexit’ as MPs given vote on ‘divorce’ deal