The British prime minister's Brexit plan has been agreed upon with the European Union but is facing opposition from UK politicians several days before the final vote, raising the risk of Britain rushing out of the bloc without a deal and experiencing economic troubles.
On Wednesday, Theresa May addressed questions from parliamentarians in the House of Commons. The questions occur on the second of an expected five-day debate on the Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU, before the Commons vote on 11th of December.
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According to the prime minister's spokesman, May will hold more meetings with lawmakers during the week in order to support her deal in parliament.
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Northern Ireland to Remain in EU Customs Union Under Backstop Deal - UK Gov't Legal Advice
"NI [Northern Ireland] remains in the EU's Customs Union, and will apply the whole of the EU's customs acquis, and the Commission and the CJEU [Court of Justice of the European Union] will continue to have jurisdiction over its compliance with those rules, which means goods can pass from NI to Ireland without any fiscal checks", the document said.
Commenting on the issue, May stated that the backstop was not attractive for the EU for a number of reasons.
"First of all, because in that backstop, we won’t be making any financial obligation to the European Union, we will not be accepting free movement and there will be very light-touch level playing field requirements”, the Prime Minister said.
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UK Gov't Brexit Legal Advice Warns Country Could Become Subject to Protracted Talks
The United Kingdom risks becoming trapped in "repeating rounds" of Brexit negotiations unless London and Brussels agree on a satisfactory arrangement, the government's legal advice read on Wednesday.
"In the absence of a right of termination, there is a legal risk that the United Kingdom might become subject to protracted a repeating rounds of negotiations," the government's legal advice read, adding that the risk "must be weighed against the political and economic imperative on both sides to reach an agreement that constitutes a politically stable and permanent basis for their future relationship".
May Once More Refuses to Revoke Article 50
UK Can Revoke Brexit Article 50 Unilaterally - Top EU Court's Advocate General
Last week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesperson said that the government wouldn't be revoking the Article 50 notice that triggered the Brexit process.
May's Deal Denies Scotland Rights and Opportunities Offered to Other Parts of UK - SNP MP
According to the Scottish National Party MP Ian Blackford, the agreement hurts the Scottish economy. In response, Prime Minister May stated that "remaining in the internal market of the UK is the most important economic interest" for Scotland.
Theresa May Claims Government Hasn't Concealed Any Facts on Brexit Deal
The last #PMQs before the most critical set of Brexit votes ever and the publication of legal advice which confirms NI could be split from the UK and not a word from @jeremycorbyn about #Brexit
UK Lawmakers Furious as Legal Advice on Brexit Deal Reveals the 'Unthinkable'
Legal Advice on Brexit Deal Reveals the 'Unthinkable,' Leaving MPs Furious
No wonder the UK government tried to hide the Legal Advice on the withdrawal agreement provisions, said the Deputy Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) as details on the realities of the backstop have been made available to the parliamentarians.
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