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 is not signed?
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Trade unionists warn against ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Trade unionists on both sides of the Irish border have said a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit should be avoided at all costs. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/trade-unionists-warn-against-catastrophic-nodeal-brexit-37552635.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37552633.ece/36c83/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c812796e-18fb-4678-a9f5-df78371fb923_1 Email Trade unionists on both sides of the Irish border have said a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit should be avoided at all costs. Northern Ireland voted Remain in the Brexit referendum and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) gave a qualified response to Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft withdrawal deal. It said if there had to be a divorce, it should be as soft as possible and added: “A UK-wide backstop with the entire UK in a customs union is … [Read more...] about Trade unionists warn against ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit
Compass says Brexit plans better than no deal, amid food stockpiling fears BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Global catering giant Compass has backed Theresa May’s Brexit deal as being “better than no deal”, as it revealed plans to begin stockpiling food if the UK looks on course to crash out of the EU. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/compass-says-brexit-plans-better-than-no-deal-amid-food-stockpiling-fears-37547040.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37547041.ece/c14f5/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_b583a5e5-19e0-45ca-9455-05d18647f6d7_1 Email Global catering giant Compass has backed Theresa May’s Brexit deal as being “better than no deal”, as it revealed plans to begin stockpiling food if the UK looks on course to crash out of the EU. The group, which is the world’s biggest catering firm, warned in its full-year results over the risks of a no-deal Brexit to its food supply and workforce. Chief executive Dominic Blakemore … [Read more...] about Compass says Brexit plans better than no deal, amid food stockpiling fears
Thursday November 15, 2018 07:12 AM Romania's government says the deal Britain struck to leave the European Union will provide security for hundreds of thousands of Romanians living in the country. Written by The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Romania's government says the deal Britain struck to leave the European Union will provide security for hundreds of thousands of Romanians living in the country. The foreign ministry welcomed the deal which "guarantees the protection of the rights," of Romanians in Britain who'll be able to keep on working, living and studying there after Dec. 2020 when Britain is set to leave the European single market that guarantees the free movement of anyone in the EU. In a statement sent to The Associated Press, the ministry said the deal "limits the negative consequences" of Brexit for business and foreigners living in Britain. Romanian officials … [Read more...] about The Latest: Romania backs Brexit deal for its citizens in UK
MPs could still alter any Brexit deal secured by Theresa May and voted through by a majority in parliament, researchers have concluded. Analysis of parliamentary procedures on both sides of the Channel show that MPs could wave Brexit through but still force concessions during the process of putting it on the statute books. They could also make amendments to the withdrawal bill, which could amount to a rejection of the deal. It is widely expected that if May gets a deal she will leave as little time as possible for MPs to scrutinise it, calling a vote in the House of Commons within days of returning from Brussels. However, the researchers said this could prove problematic. “If MPs feel they have been press-ganged into voting on a deal that they have not had sufficient time to absorb, this could create problems down the line,” said the authors of The Brexit Endgame, published on Saturday to mark the start of the six-month countdown to the departure deadline. The report … [Read more...] about MPs could still alter successful Brexit deal, researchers find