No-deal Brexit “becoming more likely by the day”
After yet another round of unsuccessful voting in Britain over a suitable Brexit plan, EU leaders say a damaging no-deal Brexit is “becoming more likely by the day”. British Prime Minister Theresa May has responded to the latest defeats and EU warnings by initiating cross-party negotiations to arrive at a compromise solution. The move, which many conservatives are condemning, is a dramatic change for May who has been trying to push her own version of Brexit for almost three years.
EU leaders say any new plan must be voted on in the House of Commons before Britain’s current departure date of April 12. EU leaders warn that no deal at midnight on April 12 would bring disruption for citizens and businesses of Britain and the EU and would also cause long lines at borders and paperwork headaches at customs checks among other problems for travelers. If Britain passes a Brexit plan before April 12, then the country would have until May 22 to prepare for an orderly exit from the EU.