May ouster would be 'catastrophic' for Brexit talks

Gladys Abbott
June 27, 2017

Commenting on the government's proposals, Julian David, chief executive of industry representative body Tech UK, said: "The Government's commitment to a streamlined process and use of existing Government data to verify citizen history, as recommended by TechUK, is an example of how technology can help to address numerous practical challenges presented by Brexit".

Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Sturgeon to scrap the plan completely and has asked that the SNP leader at least wait until Brexit negotiations have wrapped up.

"What the Prime Minister has been clear about is that clearly leaving the EU means we will be leaving the Customs Union".

Claiming that two minutes discussing the issue of leadership on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show was "two minutes too long", he compared May favourably to her predecessors, saying she was doing a good job.

"I don't think she is what the stock market would call a stronghold", the former governor of Hong Kong told ITV's Peston on Sunday.

'I know she is coming under a lot of pressure at the moment, but I have seen her in action'.

Mr Davis said his message to Tory MPs seeking a leadership battle was: "Don't be so self indulgent".

Along with his role in Brexit talks, Mr Davis said he had an "invisible job" of preparing the United Kingdom for the possibility of no agreement with the EU.

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Alluding to Boris Johnson's claim that the United Kingdom could "have our cake and eat it", the chancellor quoted former CDU finance minister Ludwig Erhard, who said "a compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest pieces".

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But the offer is contingent on Britons in Europe receiving an equivalent deal, which means Europeans in the United Kingdom are still living under a cloud of uncertainty.

"Automation is beginning to transform the world of work", said Mr Knowles-Cutler.

Mrs May was fatally wounded after losing her majority in this month's election and having to rely on the DUP to prop up a minority government. The government paper says, at the earliest, it will be March 29, 2017 - when Theresa May triggered Article 50, marking the start of the formal Brexit process.

"For it should be clear that the people of Gibraltar are not going to be pressured to surrender sovereignty in exchange for European Union rights or access to the Single Market or anything at all". The government said the matter was one for the negotiations with the EU. Britain also offered to make unilateral guarantees on the indexation of European Union nationals' pensions.

Nearly half (48pc) of migrant workers already in the United Kingdom see the country as being less attractive as a result of Brexit, the study showed, while highly skilled workers reported the largest drops in the attractiveness of the UK.

He said: 'There has to be a lot of cross-party discussion and this is beginning to happen in Parliament. We will continue to be just that.

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