Published: Fri, January 18, 2019
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Pound steady as Tories face no-confidence vote

Pound steady as Tories face no-confidence vote

"The deadlock is so apparent in Parliament and the result so dire that traders view the chances of a no-deal Brexit as greatly reduced".

And finally, no, the prime minister would not ask European leaders to delay Britain's departure beyond the March date - by extending or revoking the E.U. Article 50 - as the Scottish National Party has demanded as a condition of further talks.

"Prime minister, take it off the table and have a serious discussion about how we approach the future", he said, warning May against any attempt "to blackmail MPs to vote through her botched deal on a second attempt".

Maas said Britain needed to say how it meant to proceed if it wanted to get an extension of the Article 50 exit negotiation period, and the EU would keep in mind the approaching European Parliament elections in May.

Main opposition Labor party leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a motion of no confidence, with a debate scheduled for Wednesday to decide whether May's government will collapse.

Earlier, a spokeswoman for May told reporters that a one-page document had been shown to lawmakers during meetings aimed at finding a way forward on Brexit. "That's why I've chose to trigger the plan for a no-deal Brexit".

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose support she will likely need, said he won't join talks over a new plan unless the possibility of a no-deal exit was out of the question.

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May survived the no-confidence vote on Wednesday, thanks to the support of members of her Conservative Party and its Northern Irish allies in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Japanese companies are particularly concerned about possible supply-chain disruptions that will have a major impact on their operations in Europe. ITV News reported that opposition lawmakers were given a paper by the government that contended that staging another Brexit referendum would take a year to organize.

Germany will do all it can in the coming days to ensure that a deal is in place for when Britain leaves the European Union, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday. Business groups have expressed alarm at the prospect of a no-deal exit. Pro-Brexit lawmakers say the deal will leave Britain bound indefinitely to European Union rules, while pro-EU politicians favour an even closer economic relationship with the bloc.

"Let me explain why", she said.

"The government knows as well as anybody else the damage that would be caused by no deal so why continue to pretend that they might be prepared to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on March 29 without an agreement?" said Benn, chair of the Brexit select committee.

Representing Dutch farmers and agricultural producers who export goods worth more than €8 billion ($9 billion) a year, LTO Nederland said unhindered trade was crucial and called on the Dutch government to offer practical solutions.

Mr Lewis told Today that remaining in a customs union was "something that people would feel is not delivering Brexit".

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