British government cancels Ostend-Ramsgate ferry plans

British government cancels Ostend-Ramsgate ferry plans

The British government has cancelled a plan to install a new ferry crossing linking Ostend and Ramsgate, which was intended to relieve some of the pressure expected on the port of Dover in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Should the United Kingdom leave the European Union at the end of next month without adequate trade measures in place, British exports heading for the EU would have to undergo strict new import checks on the European mainland. The main crossing from Dover would be overwhelmed – a situation the Ramsgate-Ostend…

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The British government wants more time to renegotiate with Brussels

The British government wants more time to renegotiate with Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask MPs for more time to renegotiate another Brexit deal with Brussels. This was announced by the State Secretary for Housing, James Brokenshire, on Sunday. The UK is supposed to leave the EU on the 29th of March, but what form this historic ‘divorce’ will take is not yet clear. The vast majority of British MPs rejected the deal Theresa May spent months negotiating with Brussels on the 15th of January. The leader of the Tory party is now trying to obtain compromises from…

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