United Kingdom to publish first batch of no-deal Brexit notices

United Kingdom to publish first batch of no-deal Brexit notices”

Joe Owen, associate director of the Institute for Government thinktank, said in some areas maintaining the status quo would be the only feasible option in the short term in a no-deal scenario. If the European Union responds with the level of ambition and pragmatism, we will strike a strong deal that benefits both sides.

These have ranged from health bodies' concerns about medical supplies crossing borders to the impact of trade barriers on United Kingdom farmers.

As Mayor, I have been left with no choice but to plan in London for the worst possible scenario from the negotiations - a no-deal Brexit.

More than 80 technical notices are expected over the coming weeks, covering everything from financial services to food labelling.

Britain's Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.

Britain said it has been undertaking work on a no-deal scenario for almost two years with nearly £4 billion allocated by the finance ministry.

"The message that we are getting back is "We hope we get a deal", but we can't live on hope".

Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage announced Saturday that he would join a cross-country bus tour by the group Leave Means Leave to oppose Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for future ties with the European Union, which he branded a "cowardly sell-out".

But just days after a vehicle hit pedestrians and police officers outside Britain's parliament, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said military and security co-operation should not be up for debate with the EU. This could include deciding to follow the EU's medical regulatory framework to ensure a smooth supply.

Mr Raab, who will deliver a keynote speech the same day in Westminster, said he believed a deal was still "by far the most likely outcome" but a responsible Government needed to set out the steps it was taking to mitigate the risks of a no-deal break.

To ensure the continued smooth running of the United Kingdom after Brexit, the government has adopted a 'flexible' approach so that medicines, chemicals and vehicle parts can continue to be available, reports the Telegraph. Earlier this month, Trade Minister Liam Fox put the chances at 60-40.

And Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that without a change of approach there is a "very real risk of a Brexit no deal by accident".

But shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer dismissed the documents as a distraction, saying a no-deal would be "catastrophic".

"If the publication of these documents is just a crude attempt by ministers to dress up the severe consequences of a no-deal Brexit as somehow acceptable, the whole exercise will be pointless", he said.

The British Chambers of Commerce said businesses had "waited too long for answers to some basic questions around Brexit" and had been "particularly frustrated by the lack of clear guidance".

"No-deal is not an option and the UK Government's bluff is fooling no-one". Business owners, and those with investment interests in particular are concerned that uncertainty will lead to continued fluctuations in the value of the pound, and jeopardise any future planning.

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