United Kingdom services sector shrinks as Brexit uncertainty hits orders

United Kingdom services sector shrinks as Brexit uncertainty hits orders

United Kingdom services sector shrinks as Brexit uncertainty hits orders

While Theresa May will ask the European Union for an extension to the Brexit deadline to "break the logjam" in Parliament, the prime minister has insisted that her withdrawal agreement - which was voted down last week - would remain part of the deal.

Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said the government would accept a soft Brexit if parliament voted for it.

"I simply can not support any further extension to Auricle 50, and this obviously means I can not stay in Government".

May is meeting with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn throughout Wednesday to seek support for the unamendable and thrice rejected 585-page Withdrawal Agreement.

The prime minister's appeal to the opposition Labour Party leader opens the door to the possibility of a much softer form of Brexit, potentially keeping the United Kingdom inside the EU's customs union, in what would be a massive breach of May's own negotiating red lines. He was not alone as other MPs pushing for a "hard" Brexit lambasted the decision to open talks with Mr. Corbyn, with one - Jacob Rees-Mogg - describing him as a "known Marxist".

Meanwhile, if the Corbyn talks failed, May said she would put "a number of options for the future [EU] relationship" to "a series of votes" in parliament "to determine which course to pursue".

Demanding the shadow cabinet hold a vote on the issue, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said not backing a confirmatory vote would be a "breach" of the policy agreed by party members at its last conference.

With Britain dashing toward a disorderly exit from the European Union within days, May pivoted away from the cliff edge on Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay and hold talks with the opposition to seek a compromise.

May sent a signed letter to all her Conservative lawmakers explaining her decision, saying it is the only way they can ensure a the smooth, orderly Brexit that they promised to the British people.

Could Britain leave the European Union without agreements, that would be the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

May's office said both sides had shown "flexibility and a commitment to bring the current Brexit uncertainty to a close".

Mr Adams, who was made a whip in January 2018 and promoted to the Wales Office in November, said he continued to believe that no deal was better than a bad deal.

Throughout the day political commentators had been speculating on what was being discussed by May and her team of government ministers.

And European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Britain would not get any further short delays to Brexit unless its parliament ratified a deal by 12 April - the date set by EU leaders as the effective cut-off for avoiding the European Parliament elections.

One pro-EU Labour lawmaker, Ben Bradshaw, said he had concerns about the risks of getting into talks with May.

A bill scheduled for debate Wednesday would compel May to seek to extend the Brexit process beyond April 12 in order to prevent a no-deal departure.

European Union leaders meet in Brussels.

The bargain three times of May has been voted down by parliament.

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