EU's Barnier issues warning over British Brexit vote

EU's Barnier issues warning over British Brexit vote

EU's Barnier issues warning over British Brexit vote

May's deal is being put before Parliament on 11 December, with the proposition facing opposition from all sides of the House of Commons.

Mrs May has repeatedly said that if lawmakers reject her deal with Brussels, which would see Britain exit the European Union on March 29 with continued close ties, the only alternatives are leaving without a deal or reversing Brexit.

The Treasury would be forced to open the spending taps to shore up the economy in the case of a no-deal Brexit which causes sharply rising inflation, a collapse in the pound and higher interest rates, Chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested. Overwhelmingly, the message I've heard is that people want us to get on with it.

They hit the road after MPs tabled an amendment to the meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement that would give MPs some control over the controversial Northern Ireland border backstop, which has been the main sticking point after two years of negotiations.

May stressed in an interview with the BBC that it would be up to Britain to decide whether to trigger the backstop and that one way to ease the concerns of lawmakers would be to let Parliament make this decision.

In next weeks episode, reviewing the aftermath of the vote on Theresa May's deal, Brexit The Final Countdown will be joined by leading Brexit campaigner Richard Tice and leading businessman Lance Forman.

This is poison to pro-Brexit lawmakers in May's Conservative party who say it would leave Britain forced to follow European Union rules forever while having no say in how they were drawn up.

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Senior ministers have called on her to delay the vote as dozens of Tories as well as Northern Ireland's DUP have said they will vote against.

Predicting that France would use this advantage to "plunder" United Kingdom fishing waters, Spain would "make another push for Gibraltar" and Germany would demand concessions on migration, the former Foreign Secretary said: "It is quite incredible that any government could agree to such terms".

Meanwhile, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has insisted that the agreement with Theresa May is the only deal on offer.

Even if the upcoming vote failed, the UK PM would have a chance to develop a new deal with better terms; if she doesn't manage to do, so she would also have to stand down, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing Cabinet ministers.

"The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration", said outside her Downing Street office after a five-hour-long meeting she described as "impassioned".

It is meant to ensure there is no return to a hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland.

Next week, could prove an important one for Brexit. Another said it was: "Too little, too late". With three days of British lawmakers' five-day debate on the deal over, an analysis by Britain's Press Association showed that just 27 of the 163 lawmakers who have spoken out indicated they would back the deal, compared with 122 who say they will vote against it. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

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