British Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit negotiations with European Union officials have completely “stalled” after EU authorities flat-out rejected her separation proposals; claiming they “rejected her plans without explaining why.”
According to Reuters, EU leaders in Austria slammed May’s initial proposal, saying she needed to yield on demands for “ground trade” and the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland.
“It’s not acceptable to simply reject the other side’s proposals without a detailed explanation and counter proposals,” said the British Prime Minister.
“So we now need to hear from the EU what the real issues are, what their alternative is, so that we can discuss them. Until we do, we cannot make progress,” she added.
A key point of contention is the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland, with EU officials demanding there can be no “hard barrier” between the two nations.
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT
The United Kingdom’s head negotiator leading the nation’s complicated divorce from the European Union suddenly resigned Monday; prompting the UK Foreign Minster to quit his post as the Prime Minister faces an all-out revolt from Parliament.
Brexit negotiator David Davis suddenly stepped down Monday after failing to secure key concessions from EU member states after the UK’s withdrawal.
Hours later UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned over the political crisis.
“This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work,” said a statement from Prime Minister Theresa May.
The escalating crisis is casting new doubt on May’s political future, with Brexit proponents saying her “soft” plan would force the UK into the worst of all positions; remaining locked in the union’s open border scheme without any voting power.
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BREXIT CHAOS: British PM Warns Parliament to Prepare for ‘NO DEAL’ with EU
The British government was thrown into total chaos Monday morning following the abrupt resignation of two top-level officials to the Prime Minister, with Theresa May warning Parliament to prepare for a “no deal” Brexit from the European Union.
May’s warning came just hours after her top negotiator in Brexit talks abruptly stepped-down, prompting Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to quit the Cabinet moments later.
“May’s critics seized on the dual departures to chastise May’s handling of Brexit, and to suggest that her government is ill-suited to facilitate the complex disentanglement of two of the world’s major economies,” writes CNBC.
The Prime Minister spoke with Members of Parliament following the resignations, saying they should prepare for “multiple outcomes” in future talks with the EU, including a “no deal” Brexit.
The “no deal” option means the UK and EU may fail to reach a formal agreement when Britain is automatically removed from the union this March; prompting market chaos and severe uncertainty over immigration, trade, travel, and finances.
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