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UK leader mounts last-ditch bid to win Brexit deal backing

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has proffered a promise on workers' rights and a reassuring letter from European Union leaders on Monday as she implored British lawmakers to support her floundering Brexit deal
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City of London analysts are warning clients to prepare for a UK election this year as May's Brexit deal collapses

City of London analysts are warning clients to prepare for a UK election this year as May's Brexit deal collapses

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City of London advisors have raised the chances of the UK holding a general election in 2019.
Analysis from Newgate Communications has raised the likelihood of a general election to between 50% and 65% as Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal looks set to be rejected by parliament.
This could trigger a vote of no-confidence in the government, in turn forcing a general election.
The House of Commons will vote on May's deal on Tuesday night.
The United Kingdom is likely to have a general election this year amid uncertainty over Theresa May's Brexit deal, according to advice being given to...
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The Latest: EU sends UK warm words but no new Brexit offer

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The Latest on Brexit : 11:20 a.m. The British government has published a letter from European Union leaders that it hopes will ease U.K. lawmakers' worries over the...
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The implications of no-deal Brexit: is the EU prepared?

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This note, written at the request of the Bundestag EU committee, explores the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit for the EU and assesses preparations on the EU side. It also provides guidance on optimal strategy for the EU assuming different choices taken by the UK.
Overall, a no-deal Brexit would be disruptive in the short-term.
There would be immediate very significant administrative and logistic challenges in trade. Preparations to reduce those disruptions are underway but unlikely to be sufficient. But while MFN tariffs will affect some sectors strongly, the macroeconomic effect...
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The implications of no-deal Brexit: is the European Union prepared?

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This Policy Contribution, based on a note written for the Bundestag EU Committee, explores the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit for the European Union and assesses preparations on the EU side. It also provides guidance on the optimal strategy for the EU, depending on the choices made by the United Kingdom.
Overall, a no-deal Brexit would be disruptive in the short-term:
There would be immediate very significant administrative and logistical challenges in trade. Preparations to reduce those disruptions are underway but are unlikely to be sufficient. But while Most-Favoured Nation...
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