It's impossible for me to keep up with the whole Brexit saga.
European Council crushes Theresa May's soft Brexit dream
Theresa May Braces For Snap Election In November As Brexiteer Mutiny Erupts
24 September, 2018
UK Prime Minister Theresa May just can't catch a break.
"Everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal, the suggested framework for economic co-operation will not work, not least because it is undermining the single market," Tusk said. He also said that he could not "exclude" the possibility that the UK could exit the EU in March with no deal.
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis, who quit in July because he disagreed with May, is backing the proposal published by the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank, which recommends preparing a “more aggressive” strategy for the EU negotiations, and opening trade talks with other countries around the world.
"The opportunity before the U.K. as a result of Brexit is huge: but if we squander it, the 'new normal' of limited economic growth will prevail, with an EU system that is failing to respond to the challenges of the modern economy," it said. "The U.K. running its own economy will not render a deal with the EU impossible. It will bring back real growth, let the U.K. do other trade deals, and create leverage to get positive results from EU negotiations."
The study, titled "Plan A+ - Creating a Prosperous Post-Brexit U.K.," will add fuel to the Tory revolt against May’s so-called Chequers plan for a close "free-trade area" with the EU. Davis and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson both quit the Cabinet in July because they believed May’s proposal was fatally flawed and would tie the UK's hands.
Instead, they’ve both argued for a more streamlined agreement based on the EU’s recent deal with Canada. May says this isn’t good enough and would put jobs and peace in Northern Ireland at risk. But her own plan is in trouble after EU leaders rejected key parts of it at a summit last week in Salzburg.
The Institute of Economic Affairs report was written by Shanker Singham, director of the IEA trade unit and an influential adviser to pro-Brexit Tories, and it’s supported by senior Conservatives including Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the party’s euroskeptic European Research Group.
At Monday’s Cabinet meeting, ministers are expected to discuss a range of issues including what immigration policy the U.K. should adopt after Brexit. According to a person familiar with his thinking, Home Secretary Sajid Javid will set out a plan for a system in which immigrants are given visas on the basis of skills or wealth.
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