Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Theresa May considers longer transition to break Brexit deadlock, sources say

Theresa May considers longer transition to break Brexit deadlock, sources say

There was not enough progress, he said, but leaders had called on the Task Force to intensify work in the weeks ahead.

This option is not well received in the United Kingdom, however, where some Conservatives and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) claim it would essentially break up the United Kingdom, as it might necessitate border checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Instead, the matter could either be pushed back to December or - more dramatically - the European Union could use the November weekend to meet on preparations for a "no-deal" Brexit.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker during the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium.

The St Austell and Newquay MP said: "The tourism and hospitality sector is very concerned that they will be able to continue to access the seasonal workforce they need once we leave the EU".

Asked if it would only be for a few months, he said: "Yes, that is certainly the intention".

Unlike the special protocol on Gibraltar, which will be annexed to the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement, the memorandums are not an essential part of the Brexit deal.

"What has now emerged is the idea that an option to extend the implementation period could be a further solution to this issue of backstop in Northern Ireland".

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that "now is the time" to make a Brexit deal happen, but officials said she failed to offer new proposals to break the impasse at a crucial Brussels summit.

Talks on finalising the UK's withdrawal agreement and a political declaration on future trade relations with the EU have been blocked by failure to agree on a backstop to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the event that an agreement on future EU-UK relations can not be struck.

"It is not the best idea the two of us had but it is giving us some room to prepare the future relationship in the best way possible".

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The research shows that 47 per cent of adults think that looking bad it was wrong to vote to leave the European Union, compared to 40 per cent who say it was right.

"If Theresa May is asking for a longer transition period, she is stalling", Dorries tweeted. "But we are defending the single market". Any deal that is struck needs time to be approved by the British and European Parliaments.

The prime minister heads to Brussels today with little expectation of unlocking the further progress on Brexit that had been hoped for this month.

Eurosceptics in May's Conservative Party are likely to accuse her of delaying Brexit, and will balk at the prospect of Britain continuing to pay about 10 billion euros (S$15.8 billion) a year into the EU's budget.

Despite all this, Mrs May says she is still convinced she will get a deal on Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

The EU has not moved on its insistence that if there is no trade deal by December 2020, then Northern Ireland will remain tied to the customs union and single market to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

A Cabinet source said yesterday that despite May's refusal to give in to European Union demands, ministers were very anxious by what she said to the House of Commons earlier that day, telling BI: "Pizza club should be interesting tonight".

The summit continues Thursday with an agenda limited to some issues both sides firmly agree on, including fighting cybercrime and dealing with an assertive Russian Federation.

In her speech before a Brussels summit dinner, Mrs May appealed for "courage, trust and leadership" to seal a Brexit deal.

However, the lack of progress on the backstop for Northern Ireland has put those processes on hold. They do not know themselves what they really want.

Earlier in the Commons, Mrs May faced a raucous Prime Minister's Questions.

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