United Kingdom 'closing in' on Brexit deal with Brussels, suggests Raab

Donna Miller
September 15, 2018

The DUP's Brexit spokesperson has accused Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson of "whinging" about government warnings over the possible need for worldwide driving permits in the event of a no-deal Brexit. "The UK does not require visiting motorists... to hold a separate IDP to guarantee the recognition of their driving licence", the DfT said.

He said Germany's annual £44.5billion (€50billion) trade surplus with Britain means a hard Brexit would be "disastrous" for Berlin and called on Ms Merkel to strike a deal on trade to protect the German economy.

"This shows the ludicrousness of the Tory Brexit agenda and also how little knowledge, appreciation or care they have for people in areas like Derry, which is essentially a cross-border city, and the many thousands across the north who drive across the border every day to work or study".

A raft of papers unveiled by the government today revealed the consequences of a "no deal" Brexit.

Nonetheless, No.6 Convent Place explained that if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal the changes to the entry requirements for British passport holders, including those with passports issued by the Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey) and Gibraltar, travelling to Schengen area countries will be applicable with effect from 30 March 2019.

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told the meeting Britain's property market would crash and mortgage rates would spiral up in the event of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, with house prices falling 35 percent over three years, the Times newspaper reported.

The opposition Labour Party's foreign affairs spokeswoman Emily Thornberry told the Financial Times her party was set to vote against any Brexit deal and the lack of a viable exit from the European Union would force May from office before Christmas.

A document released by the Department for Transport (DfT) states that your driving licence could "no longer be valid by itself when driving in the EU" and that an International Driving Permit (IDP) might be required at all times. "It is a precautionary measure and I think the government should be commended".

Each of the documents cost £5.50.

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