Published: Tue, November 13, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Brexit Negotiators Work Through Night to Reach Deal, Entering `Endgame'

Brexit Negotiators Work Through Night to Reach Deal, Entering `Endgame'

Jonathan Portes, professor of economics at King's College London, said the prospect of Brexit "has clearly made the United Kingdom a much less attractive place for Europeans to live and work".

The European Commission said meeting the targets would lead to steeper emission reductions for the whole EU, cutting emissions to 45 per cent below 1990 levels, as opposed to the 40 per cent that is now planned.

In a sign that Brexit talks could go down to the wire, European Union sources told Reuters they want clarity from London by the end of Wednesday at the latest if there is to be a summit this month to approve a Brexit deal.

The former transport minister resigned from his government position last week in protest of the Brexit agreement proposed by Mrs May.

"No one is fooled by this theatre. Delay after staged-managed delay", former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said.

Brussels has said it will let the United Kingdom stay in a customs union with the EU as part of the backstop proposal, as May requested. May had ignored the concerns of the people of Northern Ireland, the majority of whom did not vote for Brexit.

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The comments by Lidington confirm to markets that the two sides are working hard to secure a deal this November to ensure there remains ample time for all sides to push through the necessary domestic legislation to make a deal possible in March 2019.

"I think it's the worst of all worlds", former education minister Justine Greening, who supported staying in the European Union in the 2016 Brexit referendum, told BBC radio, adding that she did not think there was any chance it could get through parliament.

'We have agreed to become the punk of Brussels, signing up not just to their existing rulebook but to huge chunks of future regulation - even though we will have no say in drafting that legislation'.

A rejection by lawmakers throws open the risk of May having to go back to the negotiating table with little time left, being forced to hold a second referendum or even to call a general election, any of which could spark a slide in the pound. "It has got to be one that works in terms of feeling we can deliver on the referendum result and that is why there is a measure of caution".

'I can't really believe it but this Government seems to be on the verge of total surrender, ' Mr Johnson said in his column for today's Daily Telegraph.

"You may have to run the two things in parallel".

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Under those circumstances the so-called Hard Brexiters would support a future arrangement between Britain and the European Union where trade and tariffs would be regulated under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, known as a No Deal Brexit.

Eurosceptics in May's Conservative party, who have long complained about her leadership over Brexit, fear the pressure of time will cause her to give away too much in the negotiations.

Downing Street said that reports that Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier expected the "parameters" of a deal to be presented to ministers for approval at their regular weekly meeting should be taken "with a bucket of salt".

Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told Radio 4's Today programme that "we are nearly within touching distance now" this morning.

He told BBC Radio 4's The Westminster Hour: 'I think if the prime minister's Brexit plan doesn't get through Parliament, I think it's quite hard to see how the prime minister can continue because she has staked her credibility. They threatened to reject the deal she's working on, even if she persuades the Cabinet to approve it in the coming days.

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