No-deal Brexit could deepen Europe's shortage of medicines

Clay Curtis
August 13, 2019

The report said that while a majority of MPs appeared to oppose no deal, they would "need new tactics" to actually block it, given the lack of Brexit-related legislation on to which to tack amendments or new motions, unlike when Theresa May was seeking to pass her deal.

Rather than forming a cross-party "national unity government" - which is seen as unworkable - the document instead suggests that MPs could use the 14-day period to try and change the law, forcing Johnson to seek an Article 50 extension from the EU.

As uncertainty clouds the confidence vote, there are several different cross-party groups trying to devise legislative ways to stop a no-deal Brexit involving senior Tory MPs such as Dominic Grieve and Philip Hammond.

"At this stage, there is a lot of uncertainty about the sufficiency of enforcement in a no-deal because we have 12 vessels that need to monitor a space three times the size of the surface area of the United Kingdom".

Britain's intelligence agencies expect close relations with European and other foreign spy services to continue regardless of plans to quit the European Union, official sources said.

He said the officials had stressed to him that Britain was ready to leave the European Union on October 31.

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Lo said the force "will strive to investigate all violent acts that have caused serious and even life-threatening injuries". Beijing says criminals and agitators are stirring violence, encouraged by "interfering" foreign powers including Britain.

John Bolton said the U.S. supported a no-deal Brexit and added that Washington would propose an accelerated series of trade deals.

The spokesman added: "He has held a number of conversations with European Union leaders, so has the prime minister's sherpa, David Frost".

"We want to move very quickly".

Johnson's spokesman said the United Kingdom government was "still assessing the impact" of Trump's decision in May to effectively ban Huawei from trading with USA firms. A report in the Times this morning, citing a "leaked strategy document", indicate that MPs are drawing up plans to force PM Boris Johnson to give up his hardcore stance to leave the European Union on October 31st come what may. "They discussed global economic issues and trade, and the prime minister updated the president on Brexit", Downing Street said.

Last month, Irish premier Leo Varadkar said delays were likely at ports following a no-deal Brexit, while former chancellor Philip Hammond warned that the French would be able to "dial up" or "dial down" at will the queues for goods going into the port of Calais.

Buckland added that "there is a difference between crashing out and not achieving a deal", and said ongoing work would "avoid the chaos of a crash-out".

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