0 Have your say Peterborough’s MPs have voted differently on whether to rule out a Brexit no deal. MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya voted to rule out no deal, in contrast to MP for North West Cambridgeshire Shailesh Vara who has repeatedly argued that no deal should remain on the table. Independent Ms Onasanya, who is facing a Recall Petition which could see her removed as MP, also voted against the Malthouse Compromise, while Mr Vara abstained.Tonight’s votes (Wednesday, March 13) come the day after MPs - including both from Peterborough - rejected the Government’s Brexit deal convincingly for a second time.A night of high drama in the House of Commons began with MPs backing a motion ruling out no deal under any circumstances.This development led to the Government amending its own motion which called for no deal to be removed as the default option if MPs do not back a withdrawal agreement to stating that the Government would not leave the … [Read more...] about Peterborough’s MPs disagree on ruling out Brexit no deal in dramatic evening at House of Commons
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Sunderland may struggle to cope with the 'shock' of a post-Brexit no-deal emergency budget, spending chiefs have admitted. Council bean counters have been saving spare cash to try and deal with any problems thrown up when the UK formally leaves the EU - currently scheduled for March 29. But, as councillors prepare to approve spending plans for 2019/20, they have been warned these could be thrown into disarray if negotiations breakdown. Jon Ritchie, the council's executive director of corporate services, said: "When the Chancellor announced his budget in October it came with the caveat that if there was a crash out they may have to do an in-year emergency budget. "If that happens we will have to see what the terms of that are, so planning becomes very difficult. "But we've also been prudent in that where we've had underspends we've created a Brexit Contingency Budget. "But if an emergency budget came in it may not be enough to cope with that shock - but until we know what's going to … [Read more...] about Sunderland may struggle to cope with ‘shock’ of post-Brexit no-deal emergency budget
Robert Peston 20 December 2018 9:33 AM 20 December 2018 9:33 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp There is considerable straw-clutching in Whitehall and Westminster about the impact of a no-deal Brexit. For example, a respected and experienced minister contacted me last night to give me the good news that the European Commission had decided that, in the event of no-deal, the ports of Dover and Folkestone would be kept open “for nine months with no checks”. The minister had been given the great news in an internal departmental briefing. “Wow” I thought. And then “you what!” Because I had read the no-deal planning papers put out by the European Commission, and had somehow missed this dramatic capitulation by the EU, that would see the continuation of frictionless trade in goods at the UK’s most important border with the EU’s single market, to avert those feared shortages of medicines, and food and … [Read more...] about Are ministers ignoring what a Brexit no deal would really mean?
PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 December 2018 Mike Brooke Banks and insurance giants already moving resources from Canary Wharf over Brexit. Picture: Chris Anoy Katis Chris Anoy Katis Tens-of-thousands of jobs are set to be lost in east London if Britain crashes out of the EU without an ‘exit’ deal, top university economists are warning. 8,000 job losses in Poplar & Limehouse after 'no deal' Brexit, say academics. Picture: Mike BrookeA study of the Brexit effect on MPs constituencies names Poplar and Limehouse the third worst hit in the country—with Canary Wharf losing its place as Europe’s financial ‘power house’.The ‘no deal’ scenario will cost 750,000 workers in Britain their jobs, the UK trade policy study by Sussex University warns.Poplar and Limehouse, which includes Canary Wharf, is set to lose almost 8,000 jobs alone, while City and Westminster faces by far the worst loss of 42,400.Canary Wharf Group which … [Read more...] about Brexit ‘no deal’ analysis reveals how many job losses in each MP’s constituency
Brexit no-deal legislation delayed by Stormont impasse BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Brexit no-deal legislation has been delayed by the Stormont impasse, Northern Ireland’s justice department said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/brexit-nodeal-legislation-delayed-by-stormont-impasse-37348876.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37348875.ece/d56bb/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_08bed10d-03ff-4393-a2e5-407630e01276_1 Email Brexit no-deal legislation has been delayed by the Stormont impasse, Northern Ireland’s justice department said. Efforts to tackle criminality across the Irish border are among the measures which could be threatened if the UK leaves the EU next March without an agreement in areas like the European Arrest Warrant. Nineteen laws or actions surrounding justice issues in Northern Ireland have been delayed since powersharing collapsed early last year following a row between the DUP and Sinn Fein. They also include the … [Read more...] about Brexit no-deal legislation delayed by Stormont impasse