Northern Ireland leaders give cautious welcome to Brexit deal

Four UK ministers on verge of quitting over Brexit

This would leave parliaments in Westminster and Brussels with precious little time to scrutinise it, and May's government with no choice but to begin no-deal preparation.

As deadlines passed, officials such as Britain's Olly Robbins and the Commission's Sabine Weyand, a German, raced to get a deal in late night sessions at the European Commission's modernist Berlaymont building in Brussels.

A sticking point in talks has been Britain's insistence that any such customs arrangement must be temporary.

Reports suggested the campaign would compare the content of any deal secured by Mrs May with the prospect of a chaotic no-deal withdrawal, rather than comparing it to the UK's current situation as an European Union member.

Will the deal make it through the United Kingdom parliament?

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said if Northern Ireland ended up with "special provisions" that set it apart from Britain "that's unacceptable".

"I challenge the Government to come clean on the cost of Brexit".

If there is no final agreement soon, United Kingdom businesses will have to start implementing contingency plans for a "no-deal" Brexit - steps that could include cutting jobs, stockpiling goods and relocating production and services outside Britain.

The women who made history in the mid-terms
She became a progressive star after her upset primary victory over Republican Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking House Democrat. Ron DeSantis, who beat Democrat Andrew Gillum in a high profile race that was one of the most closely watched nationally.


"On the basis of our common efforts, the parameters of a possible agreement are verly largely defined, On the British side, the cabinet will meet Tuesday to examine these parameters".

"I think that Theresa May was desperate for any kind of deal and we'll judge it against the criteria that we've always judged any developments on Brexit, which is control of our laws, our borders and our money and then what does it do to the constitutional economic integrity of the United Kingdom".

Brussels diplomatic sources had said they feared any delay in agreeing the text would increase the chances of rejection by May's ministers or the British parliament. The party is propping up May's Conservative Party, which does not have a parliamentary majority, and can provide crucial votes on issues.

Former party leader and Brexit hardliner Iain Duncan Smith warned that if reports of the deal's contents were true the Government was "breaking their own agreed position and will be bringing back something that is untenable". "That is the fundamental red line".

Boris Johnson's younger brother Jo sensationally quit the Cabinet last week and laid into the PM's plans - going as far as calling for a second referendum.

The deal is not yet finalised, but with the alternative of a "No Deal" hard to countenance, it's unlikely to be thrown out.

However, with speeches like these, May has been alluding and sometimes explicitly saying that she is willing to walk away without a deal if talks do not go her way. "It is clear that although we are making progress, we are not there yet", he told a news conference.

The UK is also believed to have provisionally committed to "level playing field" rules with the European Union, meaning the country has no freedom to become more competitive in the future to attract foreign investment and business, and must remain tied to the EU in areas such as tax and the economy. "We are on the cusp of delivering Brexit in a really practical way".

Related News:

  • Houston Rockets considering cutting Carmelo Anthony, though GM calls reports 'unfair'

    Houston Rockets considering cutting Carmelo Anthony, though GM calls reports 'unfair'

    The 34-year-old has averaged a career-low 13.4 points per game, and that's not only because of his limited minutes. We're not playing well and we just gotta figure it out.
    Strong winds challenging California firefighters

    Strong winds challenging California firefighters

    Los Angeles firefighters have been battling to control the intense wildfires which have reportedly taken the lives of 31 people. It has consumed around 83,000 acres, destroyed at least 177 buildings and was 10 per cent contained, Cal Fire said Sunday.
    Amazon is officially teaming up with Apple to sell its products

    Amazon is officially teaming up with Apple to sell its products

    Apple does already sell some accessories, like the AirPods , original Apple Pencil , Lightning EarPods and more as of right now. But this deal does not include all the products from Apple and an example of one such device would be the Apple HomePod .
  • Liverpool score 13 seconds after Fulham have goal disallowed

    Liverpool score 13 seconds after Fulham have goal disallowed

    Salah and Firmino twice exchanged give-and-goes to cut Fulham apart but Sergio Rico was swiftly off his line to deny the Egyptian. We think Mitrovic is clearly on side, but have your say below on whether you think the Fulham man is on side.
    Ex-farm supervisor charged over Australia strawberry sabotage

    Ex-farm supervisor charged over Australia strawberry sabotage

    Funds will also be given to the Queensland Strawberry Growers Association and Growcom to distribute to affected farmers. Queensland police released few details in their arrest announcement on Sunday and did not speculate on a motive.
    Pep Guardiola responds to 'Football Leaks' regarding Man City's finances

    Pep Guardiola responds to 'Football Leaks' regarding Man City's finances

    And we want to do what we have to do in terms of the rules. "In the end we have to focus on what we have to do on the pitch". Nicolas Otamendi and Ilkay Gundogan are in contention with Guardiola certain to have one eye on Sunday's Manchester derby.
  • Gunman who killed 12 died from self-inflicted gunshot

    Gunman who killed 12 died from self-inflicted gunshot

    However, "our crisis intervention team, our mental health specialists who met with him, talked to him, and cleared him". I'm insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is "hopes and prayers".or "keep you in my thoughts".
    Wayne Rooney ‘set for late cameo on England return’

    Wayne Rooney ‘set for late cameo on England return’

    During today's squad announcement, Gareth Southgate said that England should show more appreciation for their past stars. Rooney has scored 53 global goals and made his last England appearance in a 3-0 victory over Scotland in November 2016.
    Saturday Is The Deadline For Unofficial Election Results

    Saturday Is The Deadline For Unofficial Election Results

    He said that local election supervisor Brenda Snipes, a Democrat, has a "horrible history" and is "finding votes out of nowhere". Trump, meanwhile, continued his agitated tweeting about the race. "What's going on in Florida is a disgrace", Trump added .
  • Saints place Dez Bryant on injured reserve

    Saints place Dez Bryant on injured reserve

    Bryant's reaction was muted, referring to the injury as "the ultimate test". "It was good", Bryant said after his first practice. It was a rough Friday for the New Orleans Saints and their new free-agent signing, wide receiver Dez Bryant .
    Trump hopes to meet N.Korea leader next year

    Trump hopes to meet N.Korea leader next year

    Moon's office said the USA notified the government of the delay before the public announcement. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.
    Controversial scenes of 'Sarkar' cut, AIADMK relents

    Controversial scenes of 'Sarkar' cut, AIADMK relents

    The counsel also informed the judge that the objectionable portions had already been removed from the film. However, Sun Picture is yet to make an official statement regarding the same.


Most liked

Deepika and Ranveer officially engaged in traditional Konkani ceremony at Lake Como
They're expected to host two receptions- one in Mumbai for industry friends and the other one in Bengaluru, Deepika's hometown. Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed their wedding trousseau, here are some more details you would like to know.

Le’Veon Bell: 5 Best landing spots in 2019
A transition tag would seem unnecessarily complicated for all parties (including another team wishing to acquire Bell). It's not often players of Bell's caliber hit the open market, but that will happen this offseason.

Garcia leads by two as Irish challenge fades in South Africa
Sergio Garcia carded eight birdies in a flawless opening round in South Africa. I probably wasn't swinging unbelievably, but I kept it under control.

Lionel MESSI double, Gio LO CELSO scores in Barcelona, Real Betis
Gio LO CELSO also scored, his was a shot which goalkeeper TER STEGEN tried to catch but it went through the hands of the German. But Barcelona was left with 10 men in the 82nd when Ivan Rakitic earned a second booking for a hard tackle on Lo Celso.

Flustered Federer loses ATP Finals opener to Nishikori
It's just that practice has been a bit all over the place, [at] Queen's, on the outside courts here, then centre as well. I think out of the taller guys, he's playing outstanding from the baseline.

Bound Fly Jamaica flight makes crash-landing in Guyana
The Boeing 757 involved in the incident was originally delivered to ATA Airlines in 1999 and is registered as N524AT. There were 128 persons on board, including eight crew members.

Chelsea v Everton starting lineups: Eden Hazard starts for the Blues
He's improving in moving the ball."He has become mentally quicker, and he is improving tactically". The 24-year-old had been a peripheral figure at the club following his £15m arrival from Everton .

Mattis Supports Riyadh's Refusal of US Refuelling of Coalition Aircraft in Yemen
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis confirmed that the decision to stop refueling was taken in consultation with the USA government. The United Nations has since pushed that deadline back to the end of the year.

Oil prices fall amid supplied market, Iran sanction exemptions
To a question on the reduction of oil imports from Iran, Mr Kumar said: " India is a major importer of crude oil from Iran". Crude output hit 11.6 million bpd, a weekly record, though weekly figures can be volatile.

Nine dead in California wildfires, tens of thousands forced to flee
ABC7.com reported that 75,000 homes were under evacuation orders along the border of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Among the towns under evacuation orders is Thousand Oaks, where a gunman killed 12 people in a rampage on Wednesday .

Paulo Dybala reveals what he said to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
United fans might be optimistic due to their win at the Etihad towards the end of last season, but I don't see that happening again.

Dems on track to win control of House
Donald Trump will continue to have a Republican majority ready and willing to confirm his executive and judicial appointments. Over the past two years, the president has shown little inclination to change his slash-and-burn style or turn conciliatory.

Local rallies planned to protest Trump's attorney general decision
Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign. Officials there have said Whitaker will follow the regular procedure in handling any ethics issues that arise.

White House accused of using 'doctored' Jim Acosta video
You shouldn't be working for CNN . "They are not only risky , they are disturbingly un-American ", CNN tweeted after the exchange. Sanders "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the United States cable network said.

No need for alarm bells - Ronaldo calls for Juve calm
This time he had another win to celebrate, after watching his team fight back from Cristiano Ronaldo's spectacular opening goal. Mourinho is unpopular among Juventus fans after managing bitter rival Inter Milan for three years.