Cabinet to discuss all Brexit possibilities, including no-deal scenario

Cabinet to discuss all Brexit possibilities, including no-deal scenario

Government Ministers will meet on Tuesday to consider all options for the UK departure

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Brexit is set to dominate the cabinet meeting on Tuesday as ministers will discuss all of the options for the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Theresa May is to emphasise the prospect of a deal with the EU, but the meeting will also consider the notion of leaving the bloc without an agreement.

The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, is expected to lead the meeting, amid hopes enough progress can be made in the negotiations to allow discussion of trade in December.

The Government has already denied the meeting will be used as an opportunity for Davis to put a positive spin on a no-deal scenario.

The European Union has continually insisted more progress on the issues of the Irish Border, the financial settlement and citizen rights need to be made before discussions on trade begin.

The Prime Minister has been under pressure from hardened Brexiteers to walk away as a result of the EU playing hardball.

Meanwhile, the remaining 27 member-states of the EU have agreed to begin internal talks to prepare for trade options once the negotiations move forwards.