British MPs pass law to block no-deal Brexit

British MPs pass law to block no-deal Brexit

British MPs pass law to block no-deal Brexit

The government has also amended United Kingdom domestic law to schedule the European elections poll, with a government spokesman saying that it had "taken the necessary steps required by law should we have to participate".

He acknowledged, however, that there were likely to be further attempts to put down amendments requiring a confirmatory public vote when any agreement was put to Parliament for ratification.

May's Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party were clinging to hope of finding a compromise Brexit deal, two days before European Union leaders decide whether to grant an extension to the U.K.'s departure from the bloc.

"If the United Kingdom were to leave the European Union without a deal, we would not discuss anything with the United Kingdom until there is an agreement for Ireland and Northern Ireland", he said. Despite a United Kingdom request for the delay to be limited to 30 June, Mr Tusk has recommended a one-year extension to the Brexit process, with a break clause allowing an earlier departure if a withdrawal deal is ratified in Westminster.

British Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference at Downing Street on April 2.

"All over the country there is a firestorm about the fact we could be involved in European elections", Bill Cash, a eurosceptic Tory MP, claimed. But he also said that a disorderly Brexit would be "the worst of all options on the table".

May arrived at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin on a quest to secure the agreement of Britain's European Union partners to a further delay to Brexit.

The country's original March 29 departure date was delayed last month to April 12.

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Cross-party talks between the government and the opposition Labour party continued on Monday evening, but are unlikely to bear any fruit before Wednesday's European Council summit in Brussels.

Andrea Leadsom has declared that it would be "fantastic" for the Prime Minister to also secure Angela Merkel's support for reopening the Withdrawal Agreement to improve the backstop.

Leading Brexit supporter Boris Johnson, the favorite to take over once May leaves, said the prime minister's talks with veteran leftist Corbyn were "so disheartening that you can scarcely believe it".

May had "not yet moved off her red lines" on the customs arrangement, Corbyn said on Monday. We haven't found that yet. The Labour leader added: "We are looking for movement, because we do not want to see a crashing out of the European Union with no deal".

"We expect finally to have substantial steps in the right direction - so far absolutely nothing has changed", Roth said.

"We need to build a fortress in Europe", to keep out migrants, he added. "We will broaden the talks out today to try and move them on".

A Sky Data poll has also found most Britons think the prospect of the United Kingdom leaving with no-deal is unlikely - but many remain anxious by the prospect of such a scenario. He said people involved "are telling me that the process is being undertaken in a genuine and honest way from both sides".

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