Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Support for UK PM Mays handling of Brexit falls to record low

Sir Keir Starmer Sir Keir Starmer dubbed a no deal outcome of talks with the EU as “a catastrophic failure
Rhonda Young | 08 August, 2018, 18:27

Michel Barnier said he was working "day and night, 24/7 for a deal", after the worldwide trade secretary said his "intransigence" left the chance of a deal at just 40 per cent.

With a little more than eight months to go before Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019, May's government, parliament, the public and businesses remain deeply divided over what form Brexit should take.

He indicated that Parliament should step in to prevent the United Kingdom crashing out without a deal.

In a statement to the Sunday Times, Fox said that European Union "intransigence" means that there is a "60-40" chance of a "no deal" scenario.

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Michel Barnier downplayed the importance of the United Kingdom government's torturously agreed White Paper on post-Brexit relations on Friday (July 20), insisting that it would not form the basis of Article 50 talks with London.

In a sign that member states are being warned of the consequences of the failure to find a deal, Dr Fox said: "It's up to the EU27 to determine whether they want the EU Commission's ideological purity to be maintained at the expense of their real economies".

If Britain fails to agree on the terms of its divorce with the European Union and leaves without even a transition agreement to smooth its exit, it would revert to trading under World Trade Organization rules in March 2019. Outside of the EU, Britain falls under the rules of what's called the "World Trade Organisation", who basically govern trade between countries who don't have special deals.

This morning Downing Street sought to clarify Fox's remarks.

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She said as of Monday afternoon, the agency has no indication of Canadians being killed or injured in the natural disaster . More than 20,000 people have reportedly been displaced from their homes. "His two-story house collapsed and buried him".

But shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Prime Minister Theresa May's "reckless red lines" had contributed to the difficulties, along with splits in the Tory ranks and "fantasy Brexiteer promises".

The Prime Minister held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, cutting short her holiday to visit his summer retreat.

May hopes to conclude a divorce deal and the broad outline of a future trade agreement by October, giving the United Kingdom and European parliaments until Britain's scheduled departure in March to debate and vote on the package.

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