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EU vice Commissioner said ‘hard Brexit is increasingly possible’

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The European vice Commissioner, Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday that it appears the UK is fast moving towards a “no-deal” Brexit due to the political paralyses in Westminster.

Speaking at a news conference on EU Brexit preparations Katainen said, “Hard Brexit is increasingly possible because we don’t know what the alternative is.”

He added, if there is no British backing for the Brexit EU withdrawal agreement, then will be only a few options left.

“You only know what Britain doesn’t want, but you don’t know what Britain wants and, taking into account the limited number of days we have available, it is logical to think we are rushing towards a hard Brexit. But hopefully I am wrong.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the prime minister, Theresa May are due to meet later today to thrash out finding a deal to break the deadlock, Corbyn wants to agree a closer economic relationship with the EU.

The government might ask the EU for a long Brexit delay next week, should talks between May and Corbyn fail.

The UK is still no further forward on concluding a deal with the EU almost three years on, there are fears there could be another referendum.

 




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