MPs to get update on latest round of Brexit talks

Tuesday, 05 Sep, 2017

The Brexit Secretary is expected to make a House of Commons statement on withdrawal talks on Tuesday as MPs return from the summer parliamentary recess, with the Government facing Brexit battles on multiple fronts.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's official spokesperson said the United Kingdom government was keen to hold a rolling set of meetings to make quicker progress and break the current deadlock.

On the same programme, he denied reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May would accept a €5o billion Brexit fee, adding that the United Kingdom were under no legal obligation to pay the fee - whatever the amount is.

It has been suggested that May will make the intervention while parliament is in recess and in between the Liberal Democrat and Labour conferences.

A government source insisted there was "no firm date or venue" for the speech, refusing to go into further detail.

"You can expect the prime minister to want to set out what we think this means about the relationship with the European Union we are seeking".

Firstly, this position creates the first real clear blue water between Labour and the Conservatives, and we surely need that more than ever. "We've seen a decline in home ownership and that's worrying and particularly worrying for people in their 20s and 30s who would know that [for] previous generations that was the point when they became homeowners".

"With a majority in parliament supportive of close ties with Europe, we think that the minority government will struggle to pass the legislation for a "sovereignty-first" version of Brexit", the paper says.

He said this just after a meeting with the European Union negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier. "Nothing has been formally agreed, but that is something that we can discuss", May's spokeswoman told reporters on Monday. "Certainly we wouldn't rule that out, but nothing has been agreed yet".

If you are one of the many people who have come to the United Kingdom to work in logistics and supply chain, how are you going to feel when you hear that the country is about to be taught a lesson?

Experts at U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley think that there is still a slim chance that Brexit won't happen.

He said there was an assumption when the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998 that both the Republic and the United Kingdom would remain in Europe. "But politically at the moment this option is not on the table".

Conservative whips are in talks with their Labour counterparts to ensure that a crucial Brexit bill is not defeated in parliament in September, it has been reported.

Specifically, the United Kingdom is contesting assertions it should be made to pay into the European Union budget until 2020 - while Europe maintains that is most definitely the case as David Cameron committed to the seven-year budget as prime minister in 2013.