Brexit goes down to wire as May calls last-day talks

Brexit goes down to wire as May calls last-day talks

May briefed members of her cabinet on the new text in a conference call and was addressing MPs in a statement to the House of Commons later in the day.

The Prime Minister attended the event after updating the House of Commons on the draft Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on the UK-EU future relationship, following her meeting with President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker last night.

But the deal does not address the thorny issues of fishing rights and Gibraltar, which have raised concerns in European Union capitals.

After meeting Juncker for one hour and 50 minutes, May announced that she will return to Brussels for last minute talks on Saturday, just a day before European Union leaders are due to sign off on the deal.

Also, the deal could still be rejected by the British parliament.

"This is the right deal for the UK".

Sanchez previously said Spain would vote against the Political Declaration as it is not happy with the clause regarding Gibraltar's future relations with the EU.

Formally, Brexit will kick off on March 29, 2019, followed by a transition period that should end on 31 December 2020.

"By possibly staying in the single market and the customs union, Northern Ireland could become the envy of the British Isles, attracting foreign direct investment from far and wide", she wrote.

The organisation said: "Given that unique cross-border perspective, we campaigned against Brexit".

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), whose members represent nearly 800,000 workers across Ireland, insisted there was no such thing as a "good Brexit". That 585-page legal treaty deals with the terms of Britain's departure, including what the country owes the EU.

Specific proposals are also included over the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland to ensure a future so-called backstop arrangement is not needed by either Britain or the EU.

He repeated his threat that Spain will vote against the planned agreement unless its interests are taken into account.

The BBC's Brussels reporter Adam Fleming said, from a first reading of the draft document that has just been published, it contained "something for everyone" but there was "lots" in it that would need to be negotiated.

May was due to address lawmakers Thursday and also held talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country holds the rotating European Union presidency until the end of the year.

Spain has long claimed sovereignty over the territory, which adjoins the Spanish mainland but has been a British territory since 1713.

May spoke with Sanchez by phone late on Wednesday to say she wants an agreement that works for the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, including Gibraltar, according to her office.

"Only by achieving this can we arrive at a situation where the rights of citizens and workers, and where jobs and trade will not be impacted to a detrimental extent by this Brexit".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Nations prepares ground for Yemen peace talks as battles flare
Nov 23, 2018 - 17:33
Griffiths was also expected to speak with rebel leaders and push them to agree to attend the peace talks in Sweden. Yemen's economy is in crisis and three-quarters of its population, or 22 million people, require aid.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top I'm A Celebrity 2018: Everything you need to know about tonight's show
Nov 22, 2018 - 01:35
However, an ITV spokesperson told Digital Spy claims Holly would leave or be replaced were "absolute rubbish". Ant Holly and Dec return to our screens to bring us the latest series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Neymar, on his injury: I don't think it's serious
Nov 22, 2018 - 01:34
And Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has also suggested Neymar's gorin issue is not a major concern. Brazil's Neymar leaves the pitch after sustaining an injury as Brazil coach Tite looks on.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince May Be Guilty, but US Stands by Saudis
Nov 21, 2018 - 00:45
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the "highest levels" of the Saudi leadership were behind Khashoggi's killing. The president acknowledged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman " could very well " have known about Khashoggi's murder.

Ryan Reynolds Shares 'Once Upon A Deadpool' Trailer On Twitter
Nov 20, 2018 - 01:49
And it even has me thinking that a genuinely amusing Deadpool film is actually possible with a PG-13 rating...boy am I curious. The trailer for the newly cut film features Fred Savage , in what looks to be like a very interesting experience.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GameStop 2018 Black Friday Sales Event: 5 Best Deals
Nov 20, 2018 - 01:31
GameStop is taking $70 off any Xbox One or Xbox One X console, so now is a good time to grab an Xbox One at a very low price. For buyers looking for a PS4 and Spider-Man bundle, major retailers are offering some great deals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rondo breaks hand in Lakers' win over Blazers
Nov 18, 2018 - 02:31
Rondo apparently hurt his hand while making a steal, but he kept playing for several more minutes before coming out of the game. Despite squandering a 15-point lead in the third quarter, Memphis used a 15-2 run in the fourth to post a 116-113 victory.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England v Croatia: Ivan Rakitic ruled out of key Nations League fixture
Nov 18, 2018 - 02:16
La Furia Roja has finished its group stage games and sits in first with six points, two points clear of England and Croatia . At Barca there are plays that are rehearsed and trained and I could see that England also had those plays very well-worked.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anderson defeated Nishikori in the Final tournament ATP
Nov 18, 2018 - 02:09
The Swiss superstar has an impressive history at the end of year event. I've got to fix it tomorrow and try to be positive for the next one".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump Addresses Jim Acosta Ruling: 'People Have to Behave'
Nov 17, 2018 - 00:43
In court, Justice Department lawyer James Burnham claimed the White House had the legal right to boot a reporter at any time. A White House staff member tries to take the mic from CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions Donald Trump .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Too much Elton John': John Lewis ad receives mixed response
Nov 16, 2018 - 00:56
The John Lewis adverts have become as much a signal that Christmas is coming as the Coca Cola truck adverts. Sir Elton said: "The John Lewis Christmas campaign has so many warm memories for me and my family".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh Get Married in Lavish Ceremony
Nov 16, 2018 - 00:46
It was followed by the Mehendi and sangeet , which saw performances from the likes of Shubha Mudgal and Harshdeep Kaur . The much-awaited big fat Indian wedding of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh has been nothing short of a fairytale.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OnePlus 6T Coming in New Color This Week
Nov 15, 2018 - 02:40
You can pick up the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage starting this Thursday, November 15 for $579. The special edition of the OnePlus 6T comes with a gradient back that fades from black to purple under the frosted glass back.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top More heavy rain for Tuesday
Nov 15, 2018 - 02:27
Behind this front on Tuesday , more lake effect snow is likely with the best chance of significant accumulation west of US-131. The forecast for this week includes both rain and snow as winter weather seems to be settling in for western Pennsylvania.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena named GQ's 'Woman of the Year'
Nov 14, 2018 - 01:43
The December cover is what sparked controversy for the magazine, with the feature on Williams set to be released online Thursday. There was no immediate comment from Williams, GQ or Abloh.