British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday Prime Minister Theresa May must change her strategy and seek a close alliance with the European Union after Brexit to avert the dangerous prospect of an abrupt split. Read more.
“Essentially that is what will happen unless we don’t vote for a deal. The legal position is that we leave without a deal,” Leadsom told BBC radio on Friday.
“If there is no openness on the UK side to include those assurances in the political declaration on the future EU-UK ties, the process could mechanically take us to no-deal,” Danuta Hubner.
“The unity of the EU and of the single market are more important than a hard border in Ireland.” – Elmar Brok, a Brexit specialist in the European Parliament.
“The EU remains clear, firm and united on this even if the negotiated backstop is not meant to be used,” the Brexit Steering Group statement said.
“We … as the guardian of EU treaties, suggest caution with any suggestion that the right of EU citizens to vote in the European Parliament elections, according to the rules that are applicable, could be called into question,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said.