4 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Government makes contingency plans in event of ‘no deal’ scenario

Michael Fisher

The government is meeting today (Thursday) to prioritise legislation in the increasingly likely event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This full Cabinet meeting was announced just before Christmas when details of a contingency action plan were published in preparation for a ‘no deal’ scenario. The Sinn Féin Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said the prospect of a British ‘crash-out’ from the EU was looming closer and warned of the consequences for the business, tourism and agriculture sectors in particular.

With just 85 days left before the planned withdrawal by the UK from the European Union under Article 50 legislation, the situation at Westminster remains fluid. The British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by Conservative MPs last month. However she had earlier postponed until after January 14th a vote on a withdrawal agreement and political declaration reached between the UK and EU 27 countries that was due on December 11th. British MPs will return from their seasonal holidays on Monday and the Dáil is due to….

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