Published: Wed, July 25, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Theresa May takes control of Brexit talks

Theresa May takes control of Brexit talks

Theresa May has informed Parliament that she is taking personal control of European Union withdrawal negotiations, with new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab "deputising" for her in talks.

He pointed out clause one of the act says: "The European Communities Act 1972 is repealed on exit day".

"We want an agreement".

Mr Raab said he and the PM discussed "what we do to make sure we have the optimum arrangements - one team, one negotiation, clear chain of command - that would put us in the very best professional position to get the best deal".

Dominic Raab also warned the United Kingdom could refuse to pay its £39 billion divorce bill to Brussels if it does not get a trade deal. "We both know the clock is ticking - let's get on with it".

"I'm confident we won't get there, but even if we did we will have the planning in place, the preparation in place, the operational matters in place from the infrastructure to the planning laws to deal with that".

"But is it morally justified?"

"I think we will be braced for all the eventualities".

On Sunday, July 22, some top Conservative members sought that a second referendum could be the only option to bridge the growing gap over ways to handle the sensitive issue, the Guardian report added.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will now lead negotiations with the European Union, shifting the focus of the Brexit department towards preparing for Britain's departure from the bloc.

Dominic Raab, who replaced David Davis earlier this month after he quit the role in protest over the government's Brexit strategy, said "some conditionality between the two" was needed.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Europe must "show much more flexibility and creativity" to avoid a "no deal by accident" situation post-Brexit.

Gerald Mason, senior vice president at Sugars, said told BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House: "In theory the white paper allows the United Kingdom to have an independent trade policy, in practice the mechanism that will be used to jointly police the UK's and EU's tariffs is what we are confused about".

"May's decision to become more directly involved in Brexit negotiations as they enter a more crucial phase has been welcomed by financial market participants", MUFG analysts said.

"Britain will find that challenging but in the end we will find a way not just to survive but to thrive economically", he said.

Only 16% of voters support Theresa May and consider she is doing well with Brexit compared to 34%, according to which Johnson will do a better job.

Conservative former minister Dominic Grieve said no deal would be "absolutely catastrophic" for the United Kingdom, adding on Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "We will be in a state of emergency - basic services we take for granted might not be available".

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