As UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, expresses confidence that the UK will leave the European Union by 31 October, fear continues to grow of an impending no-deal Brexit and the havoc it may lay on the economies of the 27-nation bloc.
More economic strife threatens the future of UK agriculture, as nearly half of British farms could fail after a no-deal Brexit, and the US seeks to impose its own food standards on British farmers as part of any trade deal between the two nations.
Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.
The British economy shrank in the second quarter of the year for the first time in six and a half years largely because Brexit uncertainties weighed heavily on business investment, official figures showed on Friday.
Two days after the Brexit Secretary’s incendiary article in the Mail on Sunday, European Union leaders have initiated their own political and diplomatic offensive against Britain’s new Tory government.
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, must go back to the bloc's leaders to change the terms of the talks because Britain's parliament will not accept the current deal, British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said on Sunday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told EU leaders he will sit down for Brexit talks when they indicate that they are ready to shift position on the divorce deal, otherwise Britain will prepare for leaving without an agreement, his spokeswoman said.