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Theresa May tells ministers to 'hold their nerve'

Theresa May has told cabinet ministers to hold their nerve after her Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders - as top Brexiteers backed an alternative to the proposal.
Senior Conservative Leave supporters have continued to pile pressure on her to ditch the plan in favour of a recommendation from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg attended the launch of the IEA's report, which calls on the government to seek a "basic" free trade agreement for goods of the kind struck between the EU and Canada.This would be while pursuing "regulatory freedom and trade independence".
Theresa May tells ministers to 'hold their nerve'

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Sky's Kay Burley explains what could happen under the Chequers proposal put forward by Theresa May for Britain's exit from the EU.
It came as a list of 24 technical notices published by the government on Monday showed how everyday life could be disrupted in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit.As ministers gathered at 10 Downing Street the prime minister said she remained confident of securing a withdrawal agreement with the EU.She added that the government would still continue to prepare for the possibility of no deal.Mrs May's spokesman ruled out moving towards a Canada-style deal, warning it would not prevent a hard border with the Republic of Ireland.He said: "The FTA would only apply to the Great Britain-EU relationship, with Northern Ireland effectively remaining in parts of the single market and customs union."The PM has repeatedly set out that we must protect the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom as a whole."At the cabinet meeting in 10 Downing Street, Mrs May said it had always been clear that negotiations would at some point come to a critical stage.And she told ministers: "Now is the time to hold our nerve."

Theresa May tells ministers to 'hold their nerve'

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The Department for Exiting the EU's technical notes warned of a disruption to food supplies and coach firms being unable to operate in the bloc if a deal is not reached.They also provided guidance on areas such as taking pets abroad, veterinary medicines, regulating energy and labelling products.Vehicle insurance, EU-funded programmes, business regulations and importing and exporting also featured in the papers.
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