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Theresa May says she expects to get an agreement, but warned that any attempt to tie her hands could weaken her negotiating position with Brussels.
“Member states have today unanimously supported the commission’s plan for the adoption of rebalancing measures on the US tariffs on steel and aluminum,” the media outlet reported, citing a source from the European Commission on condition of anonymity.
NHS managers have been complaining for a long time that an annual cap on the number of non-EU skilled workers who can immigrate to Britain was making it hard for them to fill positions.
By a vote of 324 to 298, the House of Commons rejected a move to give lawmakers power to send the government back to the negotiating table if they don’t like the terms of the Brexit deal struck with the EU.
Phillip Lee said Brexit was “more complex than was ever envisaged” and he could not support “how our country’s exit from the EU looks set to be delivered”.
Theresa May appears to be facing a new Tory bid to topple her just as Brexit key clashes reach their climax – and the EU prepares an ‘ambush’ with new demands.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says she will set out on a new route towards independence this weekend, a strategy carrying personal political risks as well as aggravating tensions with the British government over Brexit.
“Obviously there’s been a back and forth on this paper as there always is whenever the government publishes anything,” said a source close to the Brexit secretary.
The publication of the proposal comes after days of rows in Theresa May’s cabinet of top ministers which have all but stalled talks, brought warnings from EU officials and weighed on sterling, with investors uneasy over the lack of progress.
The government is under pressure to release papers outlining a “Doomsday Brexit” scenario in which the UK would run short of medicines, food and fuel within two weeks of leaving the EU.