United Kingdom and Switzerland strike post-Brexit continuity agreement

Blanche Robertson
February 11, 2019

With just seven weeks to go before Brexit, it's not just United Kingdom politicians who are bitterly divided over the country's withdrawal from the European Union - large banks are also at loggerheads.

MPs may not be given a vote on a revised version of Theresa May's Brexit deal this month, a minister has said.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour will use a Commons amendment to require the Prime Minister to hold another "meaningful vote" on her deal by February 26.

May is due to report back to parliament on her negotiations with the European Union on 13 February, a few weeks after she secured MPs' support to go back to Brussels.

After talks with Brussels this week Mrs May said that she was determined to deliver Brexit on time ahead of the March 29 deadline.

As the clock ticks down to Britain's scheduled exit on March 29, May is trying to persuade the European Union to change a deal that was agreed between London and Brussels late previous year but overwhelmingly rejected by parliament in January. "There needs to be a day when Parliament says that's it, enough is enough".

The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on Thursday, when Parliament is set to debate and vote on next moves in the Brexit process.

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Ms Fairbairn told Sky News" Sophy Ridge On Sunday that firms were already planning "price increases and job reductions' in response to a no-deal Brexit. This would give them the chance to block a no-deal departure or make other interventions.

The UK faces job losses in a "brutal" no-deal scenario come March 29, Theresa May has been warned.

Representatives from eight finance and insurance trade groups met on Tuesday with the Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen, who is working on the government's "global financial partnership" strategy that seeks to boost London's ties with financial trading hubs after Brexit.

He underlined that a possible no deal Brexit will mean a "really hard border between the north and south of Ireland, contrary to the Good Friday Agreement".

The IWH focused on job losses after a no-deal Brexit as a result of a drop in exports to the UK.

Jeremy Corbyn has accused May of a "cynical" attempt to run down the clock before the March 29 Brexit date in order to leave MPs with a stark choice of accepting her deal or crashing out of the European Union without any agreement. The backstop is the main obstacle to securing agreement on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

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