Warnings of chaotic 'no-deal' grow amid UK Brexit deadlock

Warnings of chaotic 'no-deal' grow amid UK Brexit deadlock

This would mean Britain remains in the union "longer as a member on its way out" and might "pose a risk to our decision-making autonomy", he said, warning Britain's post-Brexit ties with Brussels can not be negotiated while it remains inside the bloc.

European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: "Even if, after today, we don't know what the end result will be, let us be patient".

In a move likely to enrage the Brexit-supporting wing of her Conservative party, she also offered to work with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who favours closer ties with the European Union.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 that a no-deal exit of Britain becomes day after day more likely after the United Kingdom parliament again rejected alternatives to the government's unpopular European Union divorce deal.

"As things stand now, the no-deal option looks likely".

"We can still hope to avoid it" if the intensive work in London produces a breakthrough before an April 10 European Union summit.

Meanwhile Britain's top public servant, cabinet secretary and national security adviser Sir Mark Sedwill, wrote a 14-page letter to all ministers warning that a no-deal Brexit would cause many businesses to collapse, food prices to rise by 10 per cent, and national security to be compromised.

Brexit minister Steven Barclay said after the results were announced that the default position was still that Britain would leave the European Union on April 12 without a deal, the nightmare scenario for many worldwide businesses.

May's statement seemed to indicate that she was veering away from the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Almost three years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a shock referendum result, British politics is in crisis and it is unclear how, when or if it will ever leave the club it first joined in 1973.

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At least two members of the crowd were critically injured and one injury was reportedly from a vehicle hitting a pedestrian. Moore, speaking at a news conference that was being broadcast live, said he was confident that Holder was watching.

Ford of Europe Chairman Steven Armstrong told The Associated Press that "a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for the automotive industry in the U.K".

The UK leaving without an agreement is considered the worst-case scenario due to its debilitating impact on the economy, besides disrupting rules and regulations affecting every aspect of everyday life developed and implemented over 40 years of the UK's membership of the EU. The Government would promise to deliver whatever Parliament decides. The prime minister has a responsibility to prevent that happening.

French President Emmanuel Macron said that if Britain's politicians could not agree on a way forward, "they will de facto have chosen for themselves to leave without a deal".

But Varadkar stressed "there's still time" for May to come to the April 10 summit with "credible" proposals.

A hefty part of the Political Declaration - which was also rejected in the United Kingdom parliament - concerns post-Brexit security ties, which "should comprise law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, foreign policy, security and defence, as well as thematic cooperation in areas of common interest".

"There is no transition if there is no deal", Barnier warned.

Barnier said Britain could still accept the stalled deal negotiated by May, reiterating it was "the only way" for Britain to leave the bloc in an orderly way.

Juergen Maier urged lawmakers to keep Britain in a customs union with the EU, saying that would allow frictionless trade to continue. A group of pro-Brexit ministers pressed May to go forward with a no-deal departure. Cabinet members arrived for a meeting expected to last five hours amid calls for compromise to prevent the potentially devastating crash out.

Pro-European MPs fear that May's refusal to change course is putting Britain at risk of a "no-deal" exit, and they seized the initiative by holding two rounds of votes on possible alternatives.

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