Lloyds share price soars on hopes of a Brexit deal

Clay Curtis
October 14, 2019

If the stalemate is not broken at this point, a law recently passed by the parliament dictates that London must ask the European Union to extend the October 31 deadline to January 31 - a period in which a national election may be held to try to break the Brexit deadlock.

But Johnson must navigate the complexities of European Union politics to clinch a deal at an October 17-18 European Union summit and then try to convince a deeply divided British Parliament on October 19 to ratify any agreement.

He said the negotiations come from the talks between Mr Varadkar and Mr Johnson and their agreement that they could see a pathway to a possible deal.

He said that adds pressure and raises expectation and "I don't think that's helpful". "But what we are facing now is 27 different solutions", she said.

"Even when the last minute comes, then we stop the watch and say that we need technically more time to fulfill all the requirements, all the last-minute requirements".

"Hopefully we can make progress today on those".

Meadows added: "We know that there are thousands of British residents out there who haven't yet been reached, either by us or by the embassy's publicity campaigns, so there's a huge amount of work to be done and it needs to be done fast". This is not an easy job.

Politically both sides are hopeful some agreement can be reached, but time is tighter than ever.

Self-employed Britons would need to show they have sufficient resources for their family, with a couple with two children required to provide evidence of an income of around €1,175 a month.

When asked in an interview with Alastair Campbell for GQ, whether it would be "possible" for Mr Corbyn to continue as leader in the wake of a second election defeat, he said: "I can't see". But we're not there yet.

But analysts have warned that Javid could end up weakening Britain's budget credibility by making big spending pledges at a time when the economy has slowed and the outcome of Brexit remains so unclear.

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Ms Coveney said that the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier made it clear last night that there were "still significant gaps to close and a lot of work to do". "So I can only take him on his word on that matter".

If he succeeds, Britain will leave the bloc on Oct 31 with arrangements to minimise disruption at borders and preserve the complex supply chains that underpin swathes of the economy.

"Negotiations seem to be taking a more serious turn and that's encouraging", Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Brexit-supporting Conservative lawmaker who runs the government's business in parliament, told Sky News.

'A lot of work remains to be done, ' European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said Sunday.

"It's up to the Brits do decide if they will ask for an extension".

The sticking point remains the issue of the Northern Ireland backstop meant to guarantee there is no return of a hard border with the Republic.

Ireland has proved the toughest issue in the Brexit talks: specifically how to prevent the British province of Northern Ireland becoming a backdoor into the EU's markets without having border controls. Brussels also wants to protect the integrity of the European single market, the area where goods, services, people and capital move freely.

His comments came amid a crucial week in the Brexit process getting underway in Brussels.

Last month, the opposition approved a law, the Benn Act, establishing that the British government must request an extension from the European Union if no agreement has been found by October 19.

Senior Labour figures have been discussing how to respond if Boris Johnson presents a Brexit deal to Parliament this coming Saturday.

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