July 18, 2024

Relief as British MPs vote to reject ‘no deal’ in any circumstances

BRITISH MPs have supported an amendment to reject a no-deal Brexit at any time in any scenario by 312 votes to 308.

Tonight’s vote, which paves the way for a request to delay Brexit, also deals a further blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

Meanwhile, Ireland EU Commissioner and former Kilkenny TD Phil Hogan has described the announcement on tariffs by the British government earlier today as “a very ill-thought out proposal”, which he said is “full of contradictions”.

He told RTÉ’s Six One that it is not clear at this stage if the proposal is legal or compatible with World Trade Organisation rules.

The Commissioner said he does not believe that the proposals will be relevant as the focus is on working to a deal and not a no-deal outcome and the future trade relationship will resolve many of these issues.



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