Saturday, 16 February, 2019

United Kingdom and Switzerland sign trade continuity agreement

Brexit,Theresa May May urges U.K. legislators to allow more time to get Brexit deal
Kenny Thornton | 11 February, 2019, 23:16

Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge this week to give parliament another chance to voice their opinions on Brexit by February 27 as she tries to buy more time to negotiate a new deal with the European Union.

The Prime Minister said: "I am not clear why you believe it would be preferable to seek a say in future European Union trade deals rather than the ability to strike our own deals?"

The prime minister is due to update parliament this week on the progress of her latest talks with the EU.

A "hard" departure without a deal would see tariffs imposed at the border, "tangling up global supply chains", study co-author Oliver Holtemoeller said in a statement.

But there is no commitment to hold a binding vote on the deal itself by the end of the month.

But it was rejected by the UK Parliament and if it is not approved by Brexit day, the default position would be a no-deal Brexit.

Lambert's message comes after UK Prime Minister Theresa May met European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday and announced that the UK and European Union negotiating teams would shortly resume talks.

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The BBC Politics host Jo Coburn then asked what the EU's response had been to pleas from nations to renegotiate effectively with the UK.

However, one company representative present said they felt left "high and dry", adding that no real advice could be given because "they haven't got a clue what is going to happen". "That isn't right in terms of the respect for parliament", said Starmer.

Meanwhile, the head of the International Monetary Fund on Sunday warned that the British exit from the European Union means it "will never be as good as it is now" for the country's economy.

The great worry is if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a trade deal that would put serious impediments including tariffs on EU-U.K. trade, which will damage both sides.

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.

He said a no-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs and called for exit day - dubbed by Brexiters as "Independence Day" - to be pushed back to make sure lawmakers are not bounced in March into voting for May's "very bad deal" so as to avoid the worse fate of leaving without an agreement. It would also prevent Britain negotiating bilateral trade deals with non-EU countries.

The new agreement will help to further boost burgeoning trade between the United Kingdom and Switzerland, which in 2017 amounted to over 32 billion pounds ($41 billion), according to the UK Department for International Trade. They suggested it was now time for Jeremy Corbyn to do so.

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