European Union also preparing for 'No Deal Brexit'

  • European Union also preparing for 'No Deal Brexit'

European Union also preparing for 'No Deal Brexit'

But what we can not accept is seeing Northern Ireland carved away effectively from the United Kingdom's customs territory.

The French president also had harsh words for those in the United Kingdom who orchestrated Brexit in the first place.

"Everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal, the suggested element for economic cooperation will not work, not least because it risks undermining the single market", Tusk said.

It leaves Mrs May with little defence from circling Brexiteers in her own party, with just over a week until the Conservative conference. He said that while there were "positive elements" in May's Chequers plan, a deal that puts the single market at risk can not be accepted.

Tusk also issued an ultimatum over the November summit, insisting that progress on a backstop solution for avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland needed to be made by October or the Brexit talks would collapse.

"I'm confident that with good will and determination we can agree a deal that right for both parties".

But May's plans for a long informal debate between her and the other EU27 leaders in the Austrian city have been "thwarted", reports The Sun.

"The moment of truth for Brexit negotiations will be the October European Council", Tusk said.

Keir Starmer MP, Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, said: "It has been clear for weeks that Theresa May's Chequers' proposals can not deliver the comprehensive plan we need to protect jobs, the economy and avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland".

Should a no deal be rejected by MPs as predicted, and with the Brexit date set in law for March 2019, the only feasible solution to solve such a constitutional crisis would be to either call a General Election or to refer to question back to the public in a second referendum before the March Brexit deadline.

What is clear, however, is that the chances of the Tories crashing Britain out of the European Union with no deal just got far more likely. However, to avoid being defeated on the crucial bill, Theresa May promised Grieve's group that she would give Parliament "a meaningful say" on the final deal. Liberal Democrat leader Vincent Cable called on Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down as party leader if he failed to back a second referendum.

"But she will get up tomorrow morning and she will keep going, and I think the reserves that she has - she never talks about being type 1 diabetic, she never talks about now being over 60 or any of that sort of stuff - but the resilience she is showing under the most extreme pressure, we haven't seen in politics since the financial crash of 2008 and before then for a couple of decades before that".

Assuring the media that the EU was also prepared, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Don't worry, be happy".

"It's the duty of me as prime minister, of the Government, of politicians across the House of Commons to deliver on that vote". "She needs to urgently drop her reckless red lines and put forward a credible plan for Brexit". However, leaders are now preparing for an extended timeline.

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that the EU is ready to adapt its proposal on the Irish border in order to "de-dramatize" the issue.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said there was no chance the European Union would compromise on its demands and rejected speculation the other countries would be tempted to fudge the Irish issue until later.