'No deal' Brexit would mean costly border disruption - United Kingdom spending watchdog
29 October, 2018, 10:41 | Author: Carlos George
May was addressing a meeting of her party's "1922 Committee" of backbench lawmakers.
The latest display of backbench unrest came amid reports that the number of Conservative MPs submitting letters calling for her removal was approaching the 48 needed to trigger a no confidence vote in her leadership.
Rather than the lion's den that some had predicted, "it was a petting zoo", Fabricant said.
Supporters of the idea say a longer transition period would allow more scope for securing a trade deal and to avoid a hard border in Ireland - which remains the biggest obstacle for European Union leaders to sort out. "However, no unionist can sign up to a deal which cuts Northern Ireland off from the rest of the U.K".
Politician Meg Hillier said in a statement issued by UK Parliament: "With continued uncertainty around the negotiations, it is particularly concerning how little information government has provided to businesses so they can prepare for any outcome".
The audit found that 11 out of 12 government projects replacing or upgrading existing border systems to prepare for more rigorous customs checks were - as of September - at risk of not being delivered on time to "acceptable quality".
It added: "Border management is fundamentally important to national security, effective trade, tourism, well-managed migration, healthy communities and the environment".
Director General Alexandre de Juniac said failure to put measures in place "could mean chaos for travellers and interrupted supply chains".
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But Lewis Hamilton is concerned about the difference in performance between his Mercedes vehicle and the Red Bull machines. The focus for both Mercedes drivers will remain on securing the constructors' crown for a fifth year in a row, however.
The EU also volunteered to extend the post-Brexit status quo transition period by a year until the end of 2021.
"We remain confident of reaching an agreement with the European Union, but it is only sensible for government and industry to prepare for a range of scenarios", the Department for Transport said in a statement.
Mr Raab warned MPs on all sides against seeking to "wreck" any deal secured by Prime Minister Theresa May during a punchy Brexit questions session, which also saw Labour label the no-deal preparations as "bluff" and the government accused of "Mussolini politics" by Labour backbencher Barry Sheerman.
Brexit talks have stalled over a disagreement on the so-called Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to a hard border on the island of Ireland if a future trading relationship is not agreed in time.
"It's crystal clear the European Union will not accept any deal that does not include the backstop for Northern Ireland". But so far, each side has rejected the other's solution.
The Tory leader set out four steps the UK and Brussels need to take to get a deal, including negotiating a temporary UK-EU customs agreement if the future trade deal is not ready to go when the transition period ends in December 2020.
Addressing MPs, May said: "The Brexit talks are not about my interests".
"What is undoubted and certainly the case is the prospects for an agreement are very adversely effected by the political situation we now see in the UK", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said this week in Dublin.
Yet, while oil companies are finally starting to prosper, the sharp crude oil price drop may cause many to rein in spending plans. Oil has become unglued from strong demand and tight supply figures as global stock markets shake with fear.
A year later, the accuser filed a complaint to Google's human resources department and told officials about the relationship. She relented to a neck rub because, "I didn't have enough spine or backbone to shut that down as a 24-year-old", she said.
The quake rattled the whole of western Greece and was felt in Kefalonia, Corfu, and Crete according to the USGS. Italy's Il Messaggero online news site said the quake was felt hundreds of kilometres away in southern Italy.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. Reuters/Phil Noble David Beckham attends the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney, Australia.
Drummond entered the game scoring 17.1 points per game on Boston in his career, the highest against any opponent. Robert Williams III scored the first points of his National Basketball Association career in emphatic fashion.
Svitolina booked her spot in the last four by coming from a set down to defeat defending champion Caroline Wozniacki . Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, controlled the first set but Svitolina broke three times in the second.
It's well-known for trying to integrate acquisitions into its huge organization, a process known internally as "blue-washing". "It changes everything about the cloud market", said Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Erdogan also questioned why Khashoggi's body had not been found even after Saudi authorities admitted to his killing. Khashoggi was a Washington Post columnist and lived in the USA , having fled Saudi Arabia in September a year ago .
The rally was enough to back another solid postseason outing from David Price , whose playoff hex seems to have been lifted. There were three rainbows over Fenway before the opener Tuesday, but none that rivaled this spectacular show.
In 2012, a knife-wielding man in central China had attacked dozens of kindergarten children because of family problems. Police said the assailant was unemployed and carried out the attack "to take revenge on society".
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He became the first to pitch into the eighth inning of a Series game on one day of rest since the Yankees' Bob Turley in 1957. He allowed one run over seven-plus innings, giving up three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Asian shares mostly lower despite USA markets rally
October is typically a bumpy month for the markets, but the declines have made for one of the worst months in several years. Volatility in US markets has weighed on Asia for some time as trade tensions between the USA and China heighten.
Megyn Kelly's NBC show cancelled after blackface controversy
She also gave a platform to allegations against NBC News's Tom Brokaw , both of which stirred resentment among her NBC colleagues. In the latest report by NBC itself, sources said Kelly was still in discussions with executives about her future at the network.
‘Extremely dangerous’ Cat 4 Hurricane Willa heads for Mexico
Storm surge accompanied by "large and destructive waves" are forecast along portions of Mexico's central and southwestern coast. Hurricane-force winds extended out 30 miles from Willa's center, and tropical-storm-force winds were up to 105 miles out.