UK Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer: General election plan no longer ‘credible’

The Shadow Brexit Secretary said the party was now only pursuing two alternatives - a compromise deal based on proposals contained in a letter from Jeremy Corbyn to Theresa May last week, or a second referendum. But he was slapped down by Jeremy Corbyn's office, which insisted pressing for an early election remained the party's "preferred option".

UK pulls Brexit ferry contract from firm with no ships

The island nation's breakup with the European Union took an odd turn in December when it handed the unheralded Seaborne Freight company the £13.8-million ($17.9 million, 15.6-million-euro) deal.

It was meant to make sure that cross-Channel trade with its closest trading partners did not grind to a halt if Britain ended up leaving on March 29 without new arrangements in place.

Fears of the dreaded "no-deal Brexit" are rising as the clock nears the hour when the United Kingdom ends its 46 years involvement in the European project.