Ireland to up Brexit preparations as no deal risk rises

Andrew Cummings
September 4, 2019

The Irish Government statement said it had agreed to give no deal planning "top priority".

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to take his country out of the European Union (EU) on october 31 with or without an agreement with the regional bloc.

No deal Brexit is at the top of the agenda in Parliament this week as rebel Tory and opposition MPs are set to attempt to pass legislation that would legally require the government to delay Brexit if a deal can not be reached.

In the case of a no deal scenario, the BFC is questioning whether businesses or consumers will take on the additional costs caused by WTO tariffs, and the logistics surrounding the definition of samples, for instance, what paperwork will be needed, as it claims that businesses are already being stopped and asked for paperwork, although not now required, in addition, tariffs and Value-Added Tax will apply to samples.

His main objection to the current deal relates to proposals for keeping open the border between British Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

Boris Johnson's £100m ad campaign for Brexit preparations has been launched, although the inclusion of a direct mail campaign is in doubt, in spite of an earlier government plan.

Asked whether Britain had been able to provide a "sketch" outline of how they would like to see the withdrawal agreement change, Andreeva said could not report even "scribbling on cigarette packets". London has signaled that it will pay only a fraction of the "divorce bill" from the EU. Nor would there be any transition period for economies to prepare and adjust.

Britain's Parliament repeatedly rejected the Brexit deal concluded by previous Prime Minister Theresa May.

KPMG said house prices could fall by 7.5% in Northern Ireland and by 7% in London, primarily because they are more reliant on trade with the EU.

To facilitate expert advice and coordination among EU governments in case of a no-deal Brexit, the Commission will set up a call center and a hotline telephone number available in all 27 EU countries and all EU languages.

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