Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
Business | By Pearl Harrison

Brexit: Theresa May ‘determined’ to leave European Union in March

Brexit: Theresa May ‘determined’ to leave European Union in March

Nissan had previously announced plans to build the model at its plant in Sunderland after the British government sent a letter of undisclosed reassurances in 2016 after the Brexit vote about the company's ability to compete in the future.

UK MPs last week backed a call for May to return to Brussels to secure a new Brexit deal that puts "alternative arrangements" in place of the controversial backstop - a kind of insurance policy created to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be "armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas" when she next meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal.

Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but United Kingdom politicians are divided over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan.

Writing in the Sunday Independent today Tánaiste Simon Coveney again said: "The Withdrawal Agreement will not be re-opened and the backstop will not be changed, the European Union could not be any clearer on that".

Continuing her "battling" mood, May concluded: "I'm determined to deliver Brexit, and determined to deliver on time - on March 29, 2019".

Mr Coveney said the backstop was required to "ensure the protection of the Good Friday Agreement" which ended 30 years of armed struggle in Northern Ireland.

PM also said that she will battle for Britian and Norther Ireleand when she returns to Brussels.

Several rebellious centrist Labour MPs, who want a soft Brexit or to stay in the European Union, are mulling forming a new party, according to Sunday's Observer.

However, EU leaders have maintained that the Withdrawal Agreement, including the backstop, can not be renegotiated. Fox told Sky News.

He is the second senior minister to suggest such a delay may be needed, after Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday Britain may need time to get legislation through. She wrote that Now that "the British public wants us to get on and finish the job", and "the vast majority just want MPs to set out a clear plan that will get Brexit through Parliament and allow us to embark upon the next chapter of our national story".

"Are they really saying that they would rather not negotiate and end up in a "no deal" position?", he said.

"That is what Parliament instructed me to do on Tuesday night", May said asserted.

On a visit to Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday, he said: "I don't think any MP will sell their votes in that way - that sort of bribery and corruption".

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