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WorldWe can reach a Brexit deal parliament can support: UK PM May

15:41  12 february  2019
15:41  12 february  2019 Source:

Surviving Brexit: Some in U.K. take drastic steps as 'No Deal' looms

Surviving Brexit: Some in U.K. take drastic steps as 'No Deal' looms Some fear that if Britain leaves the E.U. without a deal in place there could be chaos at the border, leading to possible shortages of food and medicine. The government recently stepped up its own preparations, with around 3,500 troops set to be on standby to help with any disruptions. But some have chosen to take matters into their own hands. In a Facebook group called "48% Preppers" — a reference to the 48 percent of the country that voted to Remain in the E.U. — people trade tips and discuss the practical preparations they are making for Brexit.

Could we leave without a deal ? Brexit - supporting MPs claim it would not be as bad as they say and the UK would save on the £39bn divorce bill, as well as being free to If there is a no- deal Brexit , drivers may need a GB sticker if they are travelling to an EU member state, even if their car has a

UK parliament voted down May ’s Brexit plan on Tuesday by 432 votes to 202 – a margin of 230 – following lengthy debates on the matter. The vote was originally set to be held in mid-December, but was postponed amid fears that MPs would reject the unpopular deal between May and Brussels.

We can reach a Brexit deal parliament can support: UK PM May © Reuters/TOBY MELVILLE Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she believed she could reach a Brexit deal that parliament could support, allowing Britain to leave the European Union on March 29.

In a statement to parliament to update lawmakers on her negotiations with the EU to secure changes to the Brexit deal, May said again she did not see a customs union as proposed by the opposition Labour Party as the way to secure agreement.

"The talks are at a crucial stage and we now all need to hold our nerve to get the changes this House requires and deliver Brexit on time," she said. "By getting the changes we need to the backstop; by protecting and enhancing workers' rights and environmental protections and by enhancing the role of parliament in the next phase of negotiations, I believe we can reach a deal that this House can support."

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison)

UK's Hammond says no-deal Brexit would be 'mutual calamity'.
A no-deal Brexit would be a "mutual calamity" for Britain and the European Union that would deliver a sharp blow to the British economy, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. Hammond, addressing the annual dinner of Britain's largest manufacturing association, Make UK, added that lawmakers should stop seeking legal changes to the Northern Irish backstop that the EU would not accept at short notice, and instead focus on supporting Prime Minister Theresa May's preferred Brexit plan.

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