Deadline looms, EU refers to ‘cliff edge’ exit

The EU has stepped up preparations for a possible ‘no deal’ scenario with time very tight before the deadline for having a complete exit deal agreed before the next European Council summit on October 18.

It has a 17-page document on ‘preparedness’ and 68 other documents on different economic and other sectors, saying it is preparing for all eventualities, including a ‘no deal or cliff-edge scenario’ with no transition period and “no specific arrangement in place for EU citizens in the UK or UK citizens in the EU”.

The UK’s new Brexit Minister Dominic Raab told a TV interviewer he believes the deadline can be reached and said the EU is “irresponsible” to use such language.

The reason, however, is that all the negotiations on continuing ‘citizens’ rights’ in this unique situation of people ceasing to be EU citizens have been based on the deal and, as there was no agreement ...

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