UK, 3 non-EU nations ink ex-pat residency deal

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer

The UK housing minister says Prime Minister Theresa May will give parliament another chance to debate and vote on Brexit this month.

In a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dated Sunday, May opposed his party's appeal for the country to remain in a customs union with Brussels.

Businesses and governments are on edge because Britain is just weeks away from its scheduled departure from the European project after 46 years and still has no firm arrangements in place.

May's contentious Brexit Withdrawal Agreement would avoid the necessity of border checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic by keeping Britain temporarily within the EU's customs union and Northern Ireland aligned closely with EU product standards and regulations while a final trade deal is negotiated between London and Brussels.

May is already due to update parliament on her progress towards a deal on Wednesday and then on Thursday to give parliament a chance to express their opinion.

British businesses as well as former prime ministers and retired top civil servants have been warning that Britain is ill-prepared to crash out of the bloc without a transition deal.

"Unless Parliament can agree on something else, that is what we are going to get".

On Monday, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay was meeting members of the Alternative Arrangements Working Group of Tories drawn from all sides of the party who have been seeking a compromise solution to avoid the need for the controversial "backstop" to keep the Irish border open.

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It comes after Theresa May was warned that up to 40 ministers could resign if they were not given a vote against a no-deal Brexit.

The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, signed the UK-Switzerland agreement in Bern today (Monday 11th February) with Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin.

She appeared to rule out that possibility, arguing it would diminish the country's ability to strike trade deals. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union but is part of its single market.

Corbyn's proposal has infuriated many of his own lawmakers, the majority of whom are Remainers.

Labour has said it will seek to force Mrs May into a decisive second Commons showdown on her Brexit deal by the end of the month.

The move is in response to fears that Mrs May is engaged in a "cynical" attempt to run down the clock before the Brexit deadline in order to leave MPs with a stark choice of accepting her deal or crashing out of the European Union without any agreement.

WTO tariffs, if implemented under a no deal Brexit, would likely raise the costs of many United Kingdom goods and services in Ireland by between 5% and 30%.

But he insists the legally-binding divorce agreement between them can't be renegotiated.

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