Ministers current May with ‘plan B’ for no-deal Brexit situation – Sun

Briatin’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

(Reuters) – Cabinet ministers have drawn up a ‘plan B’ for a no-deal Brexit in case parliament votes down Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed plan to depart the European Union, The Sun reported on Friday.

The unnamed pro-Brexit ministers have briefed May on their different plan, the newspaper reported right here, with out citing sources.

The ministers have proposed that Britain proceed to pay EU membership charges as much as 2021 and observe the bloc’s guidelines to keep away from a cliff edge exit when it leaves in March 2019, the Sun mentioned.

The nation would then have the ability to negotiate with Brussels as a ‘third country’ for 2 years, making it simpler to agree on a brand new free commerce deal and keep away from having to pay the complete 38 billion kilos divorce invoice.

As negotiations with Brussels enter their closing fraught stage, May’s method is beneath hearth from all sides of the divisive Brexit debate.

Many politicians are sad along with her compromise plans to take care of the free commerce of products with the EU, which they are saying will depart Britain topic to selections in Brussels with none enter.

If a deal is voted down by parliament, the nation could possibly be thrust into an unsure future: leaving abruptly with no deal, the collapse of May’s government, an election, or, as some opponents of Brexit hope, a brand new referendum.

When May was offered with the alternate proposal, she informed the ministers that their plan “was not needed yet” however it was greeted with a “surprisingly warm response” from Chancellor Philip Hammond, the Sun mentioned.

Reporting by Rishika Chatterjee in Bengaluru, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

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