Deal or No deal: the Brexit clock is ticking, 50 days remaining – South Asia Time

Deal or No deal: the Brexit clock is ticking, 50 days remaining

 February 8, 2019  

London : Britain is set to leave the EU on 29th of March with 50 days remaining until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU, the two sides have agreed to continue exploring possible tweaks to the Brexit deal that might get it over the line in the House of Commons, while still respecting the EU27’s guidelines.

So far, neither looks set to budge. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking for Westminster, Brussels and businesses.

Recently Labour party has announced its deal for Brexit and the chief of the EU parliament have shown green signal on it. Similarly many media has reported  PM May and Corbin are in dialogue to settle down the deal.

From February 8,  freighters setting sail from UK ports with cargo for far-flung destinations such as Australia and New Zealand, a journey of about 50 days, risk arriving after Brexit day with – in the event of a no-deal Brexit – no idea of the trade rules that will be in place.

Last week, the House of Commons voted to demand the EU make “alternative arrangements” to the Northern Ireland backstop, the main obstacle to the UK parliament agreeing May’s Brexit deal.
In May’s talks with Tusk, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and others, she is unlikely to achieve anything meaningful that will make lawmakers change their minds. The mood music from Brussels — amplified by those Tusk comments about hell — is not easy listening, by any means.

The Prime Minister arrived in Belgium after meeting political leaders in Belfast on Wednesday, where she was warned by the Democratic Unionist Party, whose votes May needs to give her an overall working majority in the Commons, that they would not back her deal without changes to the backstop. The narrowing timescale has sharpen the policy of the opposition Labour party.

If Britain is heading towards a no deal, only extending the deadline, by asking Brussels for permission to amend the Article 50 process which fixes the timetable, can delay this potentially damaging moment for the UK however  another version of Brexit that will need to be debated and voted upon in the Commons in a process that will eat up more time before March 29.
What is in governments existing Brexit deal?
The Brexit deal – a 599-page document outlining the withdrawal plans – has a smaller brother, in the form of a 26-page document vaguely outline the “framework for the future relationship” between the EU and UK.

Finally ,

On Thursday, February 14, MPs will debate and vote on amendments to the Brexit plan again, similar to what we saw at the end of January.

Then Mrs May and Mr Juncker will meet again before the end of February, to review progress.

The Prime Minister is expected to put the deal to a vote in the Commons again towards the end of February