Theresa May admits Britain is ‘in crisis’ as she asks EU for extra time to negotiate a deal

Theresa May admits Britain is ‘in crisis’ as she asks EU for extra time to negotiate a deal

Theresa May has admitted the country faces a political crisis as she prepares to ask the European Union to allow Britain to delay Brexit. She will deliver her plea for extra time ahead of a Brussels summit on Thursday at which EU leaders are expected to spell out their exasperation over the chaos surrounding Brexit. The turmoil has been triggered by two crushing Commons defeats for her withdrawal plans and her continuing failure to win over Tory Eurosceptics and DUP MPs to supporting her Brexit blueprint.

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BREXIT –  Michel Barnier made THIS serious ‘strategic error’ in Brexit talks

BREXIT – Michel Barnier made THIS serious ‘strategic error’ in Brexit talks

Mr Portillo said the European Union “humiliated” Britain in its Withdrawal Agreement which has been ridiculed by both Brexiteer and Remainer politicians.

Speaking on BBC This Week, Mr Portillo said: “I think the European Union has made a strategic error, short of marching Mrs May into a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest, they could not have produced a more humiliating surrender.

“And all of history tells us that when you humiliate countries with a surrender, it doesn’t go well thereafter.”

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‘No-deal’ Brexit would complicate driving, data and roaming, UK says

‘No-deal’ Brexit would complicate driving, data and roaming, UK says

LONDON (Reuters) – Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could increase Britons’ mobile phone roaming charges, upset data sharing and force motorists to get an international licence to drive in Europe, the government said on Thursday.

Recent signals from Brussels have buoyed hopes that the United Kingdom and the EU can agree and approve a proper divorce agreement before the UK leaves on March 29, though the sides are still divided on about one fifth of the detail of a deal.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Britons would vote to stay in EU: Poll

UNITED KINGDOM – Britons would vote to stay in EU: Poll

bY CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//Most Britons would choose to stay in the European Union if given the option again, according to a new opinion poll. 

The poll, released on Wednesday, showed 59 percent of voters would now vote to remain in the EU bloc, versus 41 percent who would opt to leave. The findings were published in an academic-led report by research bodies NatCen and the UK in a Changing Europe.

This latest poll showed a six-point swing away from Brexit, and the highest support for EU membership in any survey conducted since the Brexit referendum was held in 2016. That poll resulted in 52% of Britons voting to leave and 48% voting to stay. Continue reading UNITED KINGDOM – Britons would vote to stay in EU: Poll

Cabinet ministers ‘draw up secret plan’ in case Brexit talks collapse without a deal

Cabinet ministers ‘draw up secret plan’ in case Brexit talks collapse without a deal

Mr Davis quit the Cabinet in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit vision, which would see the UK maintain close economic ties with the EU in the future.

In a major blow to the Prime Minister, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier this week rejected the central plank of her plan, which would see Britain collect tariffs on behalf of Brussels.

Mr Davis told the Telegraph: “When we get to October if we have got no resolution we have got a real-time problem. If there exists an off-the-shelf and fully written-up treaty – a complete legal text – we can then go round to the European states and say this is much better than no deal. Continue reading Cabinet ministers ‘draw up secret plan’ in case Brexit talks collapse without a deal