Barnier blows hole in Theresa May's Brexit plan

Former British PM calls for new referendum on Brexit

Former British PM calls for new referendum on Brexit

Charlie Hancock, a supporter with North Yorkshire For Europe, is calling for young members of society to have a greater say in the future of the country, saying they are the ones who will live longest with the consequences of Brexit.

Barnier, however, said the talks this week had failed to convince him: "We have no objections in principle to this", he said of what he calls an "all-UK backstop".

Brussels bureaucrats are drawing up emergency Brexit plans for British cats, dogs and ferrets after Jean-Claude Juncker took a personal interest in how "no deal" could damage the EU's pet passport scheme.

He added: "What chequers gives us is full harmonisation which is, not in my opinion, Brexit".

"The EU can not - and the EU will not - delegate the application of its customs policy and rules, Value-Added Tax and excise duty collections to a non-member who would not be subject to the EU's governance structures", Mr Barnier told reporters as he stood next to UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab.

Conservative former minister Dominic Grieve said no deal would be "absolutely catastrophic" for the United Kingdom, adding on Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "We will be in a state of emergency - basic services we take for granted might not be available".

While UK proposals on security marked "a real step forward" and he welcomed the acknowledgement that the European Court of Justice was the only arbiter of EU law, he added: "In contrast, on our future economic relationship, it comes as no surprise that finding common ground between the EU27 and the UK is more hard".

They would also want to forward buy so they are not subject to currency fluctuations, he said.

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Premier Theresa May has downgraded the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and has handed the responsibility of Brexit negotiations to her Cabinet Office.

"Over the next year or two we could witness the emergence of a rancid, angry Britain: a society riven by domestic divisions and economic difficulties, let down by its ruling classes, fetid with humiliation and resentment", wrote Timothy Garton Ash on Wednesday, calling on the European Union to give a political, not just bureaucratic, response to the Brexit crisis.

"This is indeed an important issue that we take seriously and will require preparedness", Andreeva said.

In a summer charm offensive when various ministers will visit their counterparts on the continent to sell the Chequers Plan, the UK Government will seek to highlight the potential impact of the failure to reach a Brexit deal on individual economies across the bloc, hoping that domestic political interests might result in pressure from European Union national leaders on the Brussels bureaucracy to soften its stance. He is, however, seriously concerned about much of the details of the plan.

May and Trump both spoke of the importance of the "special relationship" between their two countries, something that Brexit supporters hope will reap benefits when Britain leaves the European Union, allowing it to forge closer trade ties with the world's biggest economy. "I am committed to injecting new energy into these talks, along with Michel".

Turning to Mr Barnier, he said: "Michel, we have work to do".

The proportion of voters who support the idea of a referendum on the final terms of the Brexit deal has overtaken those who do not for the first time, according to a YouGov poll for The Times, Reuters reports. It has expired. It has ceased to be.

"I think essentially it's going to have difficulty passing not least because of the financial agreement unless we absolutely have nailed down".

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