Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

No deal Brexit would be catastrophic failure of government - Starmer

No deal Brexit would be catastrophic failure of government - Starmer

A "no-deal" Brexit poses a serious and substantial risk to public safety, with police officers at risk of losing vital access to information and powers, Britain's home secretary was told in a leaked letter published today.

(Sebastien Nogier, pool via AP) LONDON (AP) - Britain's worldwide trade minister says it's likely the United Kingdom will fail to agree upon a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next March.

He said Mr Barnier had dismissed the UK's proposals in the Chequers plan thrashed out by Theresa May and the Cabinet simply because "we have never done it before".

The saga over Brexit has come to dictate the pound's fortunes as fears mount about the impact it would have on Britain's trade.

According to a recent survey commissioned by Maritime UK, 66% of UK business leaders think a "no-deal" scenario is now likely, with just half of them saying that they have made preparations for such an outcome.

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May hopes to conclude a divorce deal and the broad outline of a future trade agreement by October, giving the United Kingdom and European parliaments until Britain's scheduled departure in March to debate and vote on the package.

May met with French President Emmanuel Macron on the Mediterranean coast on Friday to lobby for her Brexit plan, which has divided her government and so far failed to win over European Union negotiators. May to have the "backbone and confidence" to back Britain in the negotiations with the EU. Former Brexit Minister David Jones used an article in the Sun on Sunday to condemn May's plan, enshrined in a so-called White Paper, as "Brexit in Name Only", or "Brino".

According to the letter, United Kingdom police make use of the 32 different law enforcement and national security measures on which European Union membership is dependent.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, another Tory with ambitions to succeed May, is debating either addressing a rally for Brexit or setting up an organization to promote his leadership credentials in September, the Sunday Times reported.

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