Brexit: Britons 'won't need visas for European Union visits'

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 14, 2018

In Brussels, where the negotiations took place, Barnier told European affairs ministers that the negotiators had yet failed to get any progress.

The prime minister told the audience in her annual speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet that she would not shy away from tough decisions.

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry described reports of an agreement as "encouraging" but he expressed "caution" on a number of grounds ahead of any publication of an agreed text.

"For them, they are at the apogee of the political system, judgement day is coming".

"But, as the PM has said, it can't be a deal at any price".

The whole process should end on March 29, 2019 when Britain will officially leave the European Union, as determined in a referendum held in 2016.

The EU wants to get agreement on a draft deal by the end of Wednesday at the latest if there is to be a summit this month to approve it.

On Tuesday, the European Commission published a sheaf of notices outlining changes in a host of areas in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit supporter who quit the government in July over May's approach, said he would fight the draft agreement.

Its support isn't guaranteed: May is under pressure from pro-Brexit ministers not to make further concessions to the European Union on the key issue of the Irish border.

Pro-Brexit Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom added to Tory tensions by insisting the United Kingdom could not be "trapped" in a backstop agreement without the ability to leave at a time of its choosing. "But from what we know of the shambolic handling of these negotiations, this is unlikely to be a good deal for the country", Corbyn said.

Far from it. The Prime Minister is acutely vulnerable to resignations from her top team which could massively destabilise her position.

The signatories warned the Government against attempts to "muzzle Parliament" when it comes to examining the Brexit deal.

"Cabinet's job is to put something to Parliament that is going to deliver on the referendum result".

Trade Secretary Liam Fox, Leadsom, and Mordaunt "all campaigned with us for Brexit and need to stop this from ever reaching the Commons", the MP said.

If a deal really is to be brokered this week then the suspicion has to be that the prime minister is deliberately taking it down to the wire in order to force her Cabinet into agreement.

"With the UK Cabinet and Parliament yet to agree to the plans, we are clearly not out of the woods yet", said Capital Economics economist Ruth Gregory.

The Northern Irish DUP, which supports the minority Conservative government, is reported to be "absolutely furious" about the deal, considering it a surrender of sovereignty.

"This is a calculated deceit on the British people", Mr Johnson told the Evening Standard.

"If what we've heard is true, this fails to meet the Conservative Party's manifesto, and it fails to meet numerous commitments the prime minister makes", Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the hard-line leaders of the Brexit campaign, told the BBC.

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