Published: Wed, February 06, 2019
Markets | By Erika Turner

UK's Theresa May traveling to Northern Ireland in Brexit bid

UK's Theresa May traveling to Northern Ireland in Brexit bid

The statement came when Javid was dismissing newspaper reports that Downing Street strategists were considering holding a snap general election on June 6 if British Prime Minister Theresa May can not get her Brexit deal through parliament before the Brexit deadline of March 29.

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson accused the Tory leadership of using rumours of a June election, which appeared in Sunday newspapers, as a "scare tactic" to bounce exhausted Conservative MPs into backing her Withdrawal Agreement.

Merkel's stance on Brexit is driven by an eagerness to preserve the integrity of the European Union and its internal market, which are crucial to Germany's post-war identity and prosperity, while also keeping Britain close to the bloc even after it leaves.

MPs voted last week to send Ms May back to Brussels to renegotiate the clause, suggesting her deal would then be able to pass after it was roundly rejected in parliament last month. Arlene Foster, whose Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) props up Mrs May's minority Conservative Government, said ahead of the prime minister's speech that the backstop has to be replaced, calling it "toxic".

A Cold War-era emergency plan to relocate the royal family has been revived in case riots break out in London in the event of a no-deal Brexit next month, two British newspapers reported Sunday.

"What Parliament has said is that they believe there should be changes made to the backstop".

"They want politicians to get on with the job", the home secretary said.

While addressing the issue, Theresa May will emphasise the UK's commitment to preventing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

THERESA May will stress that she can deliver a Brexit deal that avoids a hard border, during a visit to Belfast this afternoon.

United States adds 304,000 jobs in January, almost doubling economists' expectations
In fact, the shutdown might have increased the number of jobs added as furloughed workers sought out part-time jobs. The economy needs to create roughly 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population.

U.K. Business Secretary Greg Clark - a proponent of keeping close economic ties with the European Union - said Monday that Nissan regarded the risk of a no-deal Brexit as "a source of damaging uncertainty".

"We are concerned about the prospect of further museum closures, reduced opening hours, staff reductions and a reduced public offer at precisely the time when communities need museums and the powerful role they can play in society most".

The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union officially on March 29, and some officials are anxious about how it will turn out.

The Prime Minister is meeting all the major political parties in Northern Ireland on the second day of her visit to the region.

Hard-Brexiteer conservative MPs fear the backstop would tie the United Kingdom in a customs union with the EU indefinitely.

"I'm not proposing to persuade people to accept a deal that doesn't contain that insurance policy for the future", May said.

The port is introducing a "traffic light" system for after the leave date of 29 March designed to keep traffic running smoothly by creating separate lanes for lorries with the right paperwork, those who are not sure and those with no paperwork.

"On the European Union side, nobody is considering this", Selmayr wrote on Twitter after meeting with members of the House of Commons Brexit Committee in Brussels.

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