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Queen To Be Evacuated In Case of No-Deal Brexit Riots

Queen To Be Evacuated In Case of No-Deal Brexit Riots

The revelation follows weeks of uncertainty around Brexit negotiations, with the UK Parliament rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement and then voting for her to reopen negotiations over a controversial Irish "backstop", meant to avert a hard border between Britain and European Union member-country Ireland in future.

May's remarks came as Downing Street denied media reports of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's team wanting to secure the backing of parliament for a new Brexit deal in April before calling a general election in June as "completely untrue".

May said on Sunday she would seek a "pragmatic solution" when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.

Rebel MPs from both sides of the Conservative Party's Leave/Remain divide were meeting in Whitehall to develop ideas for "alternative arrangements" to replace the controversial backstop to keep the Irish border open.

Rather than seeking to accommodate Britain, Maas's answer is for the country to take what it's being given, telling Funke: "The agreement we negotiated with Britain is already a compromise - especially regarding the arrangements for Northern Ireland".

They will be joined by former education secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-cabinet office minister Damian Green in the group, which will meet "regularly" with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, a No 10 spokeswoman said.

The Commons voted last week for the backstop to be removed from the agreement.

"They looked at very external border the UE has and other borders like Norway-Sweden, America-Canada and yes there is lots of technology in use but it is a hard border".

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But first, Merkel says "we must hear from Great Britain how they envision that".

Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the United Kingdom - a sharp blow to Brexit supporters, who had fought to have the model built in northern England.

Vehicle giant Nissan announced Sunday it was cancelling plans to build its X-Trail SUV at its plant in northeast England, saying that "the UK's future relationship with the European Union is not helping".

Speaking after the committee's meeting with Mr Selmayr, Mr Benn said the UK Government and European Union had already put a great deal of effort into exploring a technological solution, only to conclude that: "It's not going to work".

"I'm determined to deliver Brexit, and determined to deliver on time - on March 29, 2019", she wrote.

But Ms May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that she would be "battling for Britain and Northern Ireland" in her efforts to get rid of the agreement's unpopular backstop provision.

It will hold further meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Speaking in Northern Ireland, Sir Keir told the Press Association: "We recognise there is a need for a backstop at this stage of the exercise".


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