Hard Brexit would be disastrous says German industry

Hard Brexit would be disastrous says German industry

Hard Brexit would be disastrous says German industry

After a tumultuous week in which the draft divorce deal agreed between London and the European Union was slammed in Parliament, May said the proposed withdrawal accord will only be signed off if the future relationship deal is satisfactory.

Following strong criticism of her exit deal, May used an interview on Sunday to emphasise the outline agreement on Britain's future relationship with the bloc was still being negotiated and would deliver on the 2016 Brexit vote.

"During that time I expect us to hammer out the full and final details of the framework that will underpin our future relationship", she will say, according to Downing Street. "It is not going to make the negotiations any easier and it won't change the parliamentary arithmetic", she said.

Other mutinous lawmakers in her party have openly spoken of ousting her and said the Brexit deal would not pass parliament.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'I think he's trying to be helpful and trying to reduce the risk that the backstop will be needed.

Mrs May's deal faces the prospect of being voted down in the House of Commons given the fierce opposition to her withdrawal plan puts a majority in doubt.

Mark Francois, one MP who has submitted a letter, said he expected some col-leagues were taking soundings from local party members in their constituencies over the weekend before deciding whether to submit a letter.




The move, which comes after a turbulent week for Theresa May, would also give diplomats more time to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday vowed that Brexit would level the playing field for migrant workers in the United Kingdom, with migrants from the European Union (EU) no longer be able to jump the queue ahead of those from countries like India.

'I do think there is a point at which, we probably should have done it before, where we just say "I'm sorry, this is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we can not accept those dictated terms"'.

May added that the next seven days "are going to be critical" for successful Brexit talks and that she will be travelling to Brussels to meet with EU leaders before an emergency European Council summit on November 25. Manfred Weber, who leads the EU legislature's largest group, the centre-right European People's Party, said its initial assessment of the deal is "very encouraging, very positive". Leadsom told Sky earlier she's "absolutely determined" to stay in the government to help the PM get a Brexit agreement. A YouGov poll conducted on Thursday found twice as many Britons oppose the deal as those who support it (42 to 19 percent).

Speaking at the CBI conference in London on Monday, the prime minister did not rule out extending the transition by more than a year, but insisted that it was "important" that Britain is "out of the implementation period before the next general election" in May 2022. It is due to end in December 2020 but can be extended by mutual agreement if the two sides need more time.

Labour leader Mr Corbyn says his party, which has 257 MPs, will not support the deal. "All of this leadership stuff is a total distraction from the historic moment that we're at", he said on the "Andrew Marr Show" on the BBC. "What's the question going to be?"

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