European Union chief ponders 'special place in hell' for some Brexiters

Brexit,Brexit unrest,Queen Elizabeth

Brexit,Brexit unrest,Queen Elizabeth

In a subsequent vote, a majority of MPs urged her to renegotiate the most controversial part of the agreement, the "backstop" arrangement meant to keep open the border between British Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

Meanwhile, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will meet European Council President Donald Tusk and the head of the bloc's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, in Brussels today to discuss the latest Brexit developments.

Corbyn also reiterated that there must not be a return to a hard border in Northern Ireland, adding that all steps must be taken to avoid a no-deal Brexit. "There is no way to have a unilateral jumping out of the backstop".

"We have told her that the British strategy of running down the clock and playing a game of chicken with Ireland and Irish interests is profoundly unacceptable and wrong".

Ireland's foreign minister, Simon Coveney, has warned about Britain's "wishful thinking" when it comes to finding alternatives to the so-called Irish backstop, which is holding up a Brexit solution.

When pressed over how Mrs May had responded to this during their meeting, Mrs McDonald said that neither the Prime Minister or Secretary of State Karen Bradley committed to saying when or if an Irish unity poll would be called.

The Ulster Unionist party (UUP) urged the prime minister to introduce direct rule government for Northern Ireland if no Brexit deal can be agreed - anathema to republicans.

Tusk gave no indication the other 27 European Union countries will be up for reopening the Brexit withdrawal agreement that British Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated but that was overwhelmingly rejected by British lawmakers.

She said family ties and friendship between the two countries are more important than they have ever been.

Mrs May's spokesman insisted: "She is absolutely determined to deliver Brexit on time".

India opt to bowl; No Mithali in XI
"Of course, this format demands aggressive batting and I'll try to display it tomorrow and in the further matches", Dhawan added. They beat India 2-0 in the 2008-09 in the sole bilateral series played on New Zealand soil till date.

HM Revenue and Customs (HRMC) said it had put in place transitional procedures for importing goods from the European Union through 20 British ports and the Channel Tunnel, which it would review three to six months after March 29.

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

She told a meeting of businessmen and women in Belfast that there were "a number of ways" to amend the amend the backstop, which the Biritsh parliament has demanded before agreeing a divorce deal with Europe.

"It's very clear from our perspective that the time for reiterating red lines and regurgitating reassurances has long gone", she said.

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC, said "a "no deal" Brexit would have a dramatic impact on one of the UK's most significant sectors".

As the party that negotiated the Good Friday agreement, which brought peace to Northern Ireland, the Labour Party has a solemn duty to be responsible in our approach to the effects of Brexit on Northern Ireland and the Good Friday agreement - no matter how great the desire to see a change in government, we can not forget our responsibility to the peace process and to protecting its integrity.

"We will not gamble with peace or put a sell-by date on reconciliation, and this is why we insist on the backstop", Tusk said.

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

Benn, a member of the opposition Labour Party, said he had suggested Brexit be delayed so that a full future relationship can be negotiated before Britain leaves.

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