A Department for International Trade briefing carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General which sets out the Government's plans and progress to date in opening up overseas markets to UK businesses. It focuses in particular on preparations for negotiating free trade agreements.
A route to a clear and authentic Brexit is now more confused and difficult than ever after the Commons decision to vote down the Withdrawal Agreement for a third time, and its failure to agree on an alternative in the recent indicative votes.
Britain has made extensive and detailed preparations to leave the EU under WTO rules – the so called ‘No Deal’. But much of this is being kept secret and even held up by Downing Street in order to frighten MPs and the country into supporting the Prime Minister’s discredited ‘deal’. MPs and even
The European Parliament (EP) elections are scheduled for 23-26 May 2019. The EU says the UK will have to take part if it is still an EU Member State when they take place, although others disagree. The Government has accepted the EU position and the Prime Minister is now proposing a further Article 50 extension that will enable the UK to leave the EU by 22 May.
Today MPs will be asked to take part in further indicative votes should the Business Motion brought to the House by Sir Oliver Letwin be approved. For further details of the motion and the options available to MPs in the indicative votes please read this extract from the day's order paper.
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