CBI on firms’ no-deal plans

UK companies are likely to speed up plans for a no-deal Brexit in response to Tuesday’s votes in Parliament, the head of the CBI said.Carolyn Fairbairn told Today a plan to renegotiate the UK’s withdrawal deal “feels like a real throw of the dice”.”I don’t think there will be


Brexit: How did my MP vote on the amendments?

Image copyright PA In a series of votes on Brexit, MPs have called for a renegotiation of the Northern Ireland backstop, a measure which had the support of Theresa May’s government. They have also backed calls rejecting a no-deal Brexit.To find out how your MP voted use the look-up below. Please upgrade your browser to…


Germany’s Maas – UK must spell out what backstop changes it wants

BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain must spell out quickly what changes it envisages to the Irish “backstop”, an arrangement to avoid a hard border between EU member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas gives a statement before his departure to…


Factbox – Brexit: What happens next?

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament has demanded that Prime Minister Theresa May renegotiate a Brexit divorce deal that the other members of the European Union say they will not reopen. Pro-Brexit demonstrators protest outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London, Britain January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah MckayLess than two months until the United Kingdom is…


Ireland says backstop alternatives have been tested, none work

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File PhotoDUBLIN (Reuters) – Brexit negotiators have spent two years looking at alternatives to the backstop insurance policy to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and not found any…