Rudd says Norway-style Brexit a ‘plausible’ alternative if May’s deal rejected
Saturday, 8 December 2018 () Amber Rudd warned Tories not to oust Theresa May if her Brexit plan is rejected by MPs and suggested a Norway-style arrangement was a plausible alternative to the Prime Minister’s deal. The Work and Pensions Secretary became the first Cabinet minister to publicly discuss the merits of a “Plan B” if Mrs May crashes to defeat in Tuesday’s crunch Commons vote. She also suggested a second referendum was another potential outcome that might be sought by MPs if the deal is thrown out. Ms Rudd told The Times that, should the deal be voted down, she would prefer a so-called Norway-plus model for Brexit that would involve staying part of the European Economic Area. The former...
Theresa May is struggling to stave off a landslide defeat of her Brexit deal in parliament next week. In a last ditch bid to save her deal she offers MPs a vote on the controversial Brexit 'backstop'. The backstop would keep Britain locked to EU trade and customs rules if it fails to secure an...
According to Reuters, Prime Minister Theresa May sought Angela Merkel’s support on Tuesday to save her floundering Brexit deal, but the European Union ruled out renegotiating the divorce treaty. Less..
Reuters reports Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday that Ireland will ramp up its plans for a no-deal Brexit, including accelerating the recruitment of 1,000 customs officials and..
Reuters reports The European Union ruled out renegotiating the Brexit divorce treaty or its Irish border protocol on Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May sought last ditch assurances from the bloc to..
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said she fully supports the prime minister after her decision to call off a crunch Commons vote on the Brexit deal. She told reporters not to be a "pessimist"..
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd who has voiced support for a Norway-style model as an alternative to the Prime Minister's Brexit deal if the Withdrawal... WorldNews - Front PageAlso reported by •Firstpost •Seattle Times