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Michel Barnier warns Britain the European Union is ready for no deal Brexit

Michel Barnier warns Britain the European Union is ready for no deal Brexit”

Though the margin of defeat was significantly less than an earlier Commons vote in January, it was still too big to give ministers much hope of winning a third attempt.

"If we leave without a deal, we will set the majority of our import tariffs to zero, whilst maintaining tariffs for the most sensitive industries", Trade Policy Minister George Hollingbery said. If they turn down that option they will vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the start of the debate on the vote on the government's Brexit deal, in the House of Commons in London on March 12, 2019.

But tariffs will be slashed on imports from outside the EU, potentially lowering prices on goods from countries like the United States of America and China, in a move which unions warned would "destroy" jobs in manufacturing sectors like steel.

As May herself said on Tuesday, "The EU will want to know what use we mean to make of such an extension". Do they want to revoke Article 50 entirely? She said Europe alone would be able to dictate the duration of any delay, and that it could "even lead to a second referendum, with all the damage that would do to our democracy". "The question is whether it's enough to get the hard core of the ERG to back her", said Neil Wilson, chief market analyst for Markets.com.

The British parliament's rejection of the Brexit agreement makes crashing out of the European Union without a deal much more likely, the bloc said Tuesday, as it warned there is no more it can do.

"Let's be crystal clear about the choice: it is this deal or Brexit might not happen at all", he said.

The situation had "spiralled out of control", Guy Verhofstadt, a Belgian MEP who is the EP's Brexit spokesman, said.

These unilateral measures only mitigate the impacts of exit that are within the UK Government's control.

The defeat came after May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced changes Monday created to overcome lawmakers' concerns about provisions created to ensure the border between EU member Ireland and Britain's Northern Ireland remains open after Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley said the government was clear that a deal with the European Union was "the best outcome for Northern Ireland". However, the text of the 585-page withdrawal agreement remains unchanged.

Brexit-supporting MPs in May's Conservative party, and her allies, Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), swiftly declared they would not support the deal.

The backstop, proposed in the twice-rejected Theresa May-EU withdrawal deal, says if no other solution is found, Britain will remain in a customs union with the EU in order to keep the Irish border open.

British Prime Minster Theresa May and President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announce changes to the Brexit deal.

Other EU nations had urged British politicians to seize the chance to back the deal and ensure an orderly departure.

An EU lawmaker dealing with Brexit, Philippe Lamberts, said the United Kingdom needed a second referendum or make a U-turn and seek to remain in the EU's customs union after Brexit to break the deadlock.

The EU said Tuesday that Britain needs to provide "a credible justification" for any delay. May's warning in a tweet, saying: "Today is our Hotel California moment".

May's fellow Conservative parliamentarian Bob Seely underscored Mrs.

For his part, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, said the government should call a snap election in order to plot a new course. It would need to pass an Act of Parliament to do so, which without a public vote instructing parliament to do so is a total non-starter.

Following the defeat on Tuesday, May said she was "passionate" about delivering Brexit.



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