No-deal Brexit more likely by the day: EU's Barnier

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Last week, Parliament took control of the process away from the government in order to hold a series of votes created to find an alternative way forward. One of the options failed by just three votes.

The Prime Minister is now in negotiations with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in order to try and find a workable compromise deal. May is expected to try to put her deal to a fourth vote this week. But there're no signs yet she will succeed. It also gives Parliament the power to decide the length of the delay. It must be said that their position of refusing to compromise and even resorting to a no-deal Brexit is irresponsible.

Nor are dozens of MPs from her own Conservative Party who are unlikely to back any deal and would rather like Britain to leave the European Union without an agreement.

Opposition Labour lawmaker Hilary Benn said Tuesday that Parliament could legislate to force May to seek an extension.

Anti-Brexit demonstrators near College Green at the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 1, 2019.

Fearful that her refusal to change course is putting Britain at risk of a "no-deal" exit, pro-European MPs last week seized the initiative by holding a round of votes on eight alternative options.

Governor of the Bank of England (BoE) Mark Carney warned that the risk of a no-deal Brexit was "alarmingly high".

Meanwhile, Britain is scheduled to exit from the European Union on April 12, unless the British Parliament passes May's deal or the government is able to secure a long extension to Brexit.

Exiting without a deal in place would jeopardize trade and travel overnight, with new checks on borders and new regulations on dealings between Britain and the 27 remaining European Union nations. For them Brexit means a clear break up of ties with the EU. On economics he's a Marxist and he would undermine the prosperity of this country, but he leads a party that has a manifesto commitment to deliver Brexit ...

Britain is running out of time and options for Brexit.

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard called for Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to bring his budget back to Holyrood by next week if the Scottish Parliament is recalled from recess by Thursday ahead of a no-deal Brexit the following day. According to an official, ministers are likely to be asked to weigh postponing the date for leaving the bloc until potentially year-end or beyond, to allow more time to resolve the deadlock in Parliament.

The largest cause for the impasse was that May could not persuade hard-line Brexiters in the ruling Conservative Party. She wants to cling on to her post until the annual party leadership conference in October. European leaders have already agreed to extend the Brexit deadline once. According to the UK's Revenue and Customs authority, there will be a 13-billion-pound (about 17 billion US dollars) annual increase in costs for British firms to fulfill customs declarations duties when exporting to the EU.

Moreover, the European Union is considering a no-deal Brexit more possible than before.

If there's a snap election in Britain, India will be closely watching the outcome.

Corbyn said in the letter that his party was still pushing its plan for alignment with the single market and would "keep all options on the table, including campaigning for a public vote".

He added: "We have to work with him because all the alternatives have failed".

Brexit was becoming "soft to the point of disintegration", Mr Johnson told Sky News. No one has an answer.

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