British Prime Minister Theresa May urged senior government officials to sign-off on her newly negotiated Brexit agreement Wednesday; saying the deal would “deliver the Brexit that Britons voted for.”
May convened a senior cabinet meeting this week just hours after EU officials agreed to the “details” of her proposal; a divorce between Europe and the UK that would still have close trade and immigration ties.
“May called a special Cabinet meeting after negotiators from Britain and the European Union broke a months-long logjam and reached agreement on divorce terms, including a plan to keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland open after Brexit,” writes the Associated Press.
According to the Prime Minister, the new agreement would allow the United Kingdom to “take back control of our borders, our laws and our money … while protecting jobs, security and the integrity of our United Kingdom.”
Critics of the deal say too much power still resides in Europe over trade policy, immigration, and security.
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: British Prime Minister Says EU Talks Have Totally ‘STALLED’
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.
Read the full report at CNBC.