Brexit: ECU sees ‘positive elements’ in UK’s Chequers plan

Michel Barnier and Dominic Raab Symbol copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Michel Barnier and Dominic Raab are retaining more negotiations in Brussels

The European has solid doubt on claims its chief negotiator defined the executive’s Brexit plan as “lifeless in the water”.

Labour MP Stephen Kinnock attributed the remarks – which he mentioned had been in French – to Michel Barnier after a meeting in Brussels.

ECU Fee spokesman Margaritis Schinas advised newshounds to wait for a transcript to be revealed.

The Chequers plan incorporates some “sure components”, he delivered.

The UNITED KINGDOM is leaving the european on 29 March 2019, and negotiations are taking place between the two aspects.

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Meanwhile, a paper with details of planning for a no-deal Brexit has been caught on camera in Whitehall.

It finds government departments are anticipated to make cuts in different spending to arrange for the chance of no deal being reached.

Codenamed Operation Yellowhammer, it seems that to be run through the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, that’s responsible for emergency making plans.

The govt says a take care of the eu is essentially the most likely consequence.

But it’s also making contingency plans for leaving with out one, and not too long ago published a sequence of papers detailing arrangements and offering advice.

The report, captured via photographer Steve Back, was once being carried by means of Treasury Minister John Glen as he left the cabinet Office.

Asked concerning the document throughout a trip to Glasgow School, Chancellor Philip Hammond – who has in the past warned concerning the economic affect of no deal being reached – said departments had the investment needed to plan for this sort of scenario.

He added: “In no deal instances we’d have to refocus govt priorities so that executive used to be focused on the circumstances that we discovered ourselves in.

“Let me reiterate again that is now not the outcome we are expecting and it is not the outcome we are in quest of.”

‘Political reality’

Analysis by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg

As an highbrow workout, none of this brief excerpt is totally surprising.

But it demonstrates the political truth that in govt there’s concern approximately what might occur to the financial system, what may occur to move, air and rail, however nonetheless a message to executive departments they need to attempt to in finding cash to spend on ‘no deal’ arrangements from present budgets, in place of the big money pot that is been allotted so far.

Read Laura’s blog at the leaked paper

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