If there is no agreement to leave the EU then brexit must be stopped

If there is no agreement by the deadline for reaching agreement with the EU during the talks then brexit should be stopped as leaving with no deal will be very bad for businesses and for the Irish border issue and for EU citizens living here.

This petition closed on 18 Nov 2018 with 110,136 signatures


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Found: practice. Article 50 makes clear that the Withdrawal Agreement needs to take account of the future relationship

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Recent Speeches related to If there is no agreement to leave the EU then brexit must be stopped

1. Leaving the European Union
19/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the e-petition relating to leaving the European Union.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link
2: she agree that young people feel let down by the Brexit vote and that it is the duty of each of us to fight - Speech Link
3: for her intervention. I certainly agree that we must listen to the voices of young people—I will talk - Speech Link

2. European Council
11/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Turning to the Council, my priority is to deliver Brexit and to do so in an orderly way that does not disrupt - Speech Link

3. Brexit: Deal or No Deal (European Union Committee Report)
16/01/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: in the list as well. Any remarks I have, I shall leave until the end.This report was published only - Speech Link

4. Leaving the EU
12/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: on the Government’s ongoing work to secure a Brexit deal that honours our commitments to the people of - Speech Link

5. Leaving the EU
21/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: and terror of the past.Let me now turn to Brexit. Following last week’s vote, it is clear that the - Speech Link

6. Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement
10/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: has considered legislating for the withdrawal agreement.It is a great pleasure to open this debate - Speech Link
2: will British citizens arriving in France, Germany and Spain next year use—EU ones or non-EU ones—and what - Speech Link
3: reach a deal with the EU and have published a series of technical notices to inform people, businesses and - Speech Link

7. October EU Council
22/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Jamal Khashoggi in the strongest possible terms. We must get to the truth of what happened. My right hon - Speech Link

8. Brexit: Negotiations and No-deal Contingency Planning
04/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: update on the progress of Brexit negotiations and the Government’s no-deal contingency planning. On Friday - Speech Link

9. EU Exit: End of Transition Period
24/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: free trade agreement with the EU before the end of the transition period, and those talks are progressing; - Speech Link
2: before January or not, whether we get a Canada-style deal or exit on Australian terms, we will have left the - Speech Link
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10. Brexit: UK Plans
09/10/2017 - Lords Chamber

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asked by: Andrew Rosindell
30/04/2019
... whether the Government has stopped planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

2. Belfast Agreement: Brexit
asked by: Conor McGinn
08/10/2019
... what assessment the Government has made of the compatibility of the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement with (a) the UK leaving the EU without a deal and (b) the Irish backstop.

3. Borders: Northern Ireland
asked by: Tom Brake
07/01/2019
... what recent discussions the Government has held with the Irish Government on the potential need for enhanced security on the Northern Irish border in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

4. Brexit
asked by: Paul Blomfield
18/10/2018
... what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the EU on maintaining the rights of EU citizens resident in the UK and those of UK citizens resident in the EU in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

5. Revenue and Customs: Brexit
asked by: John McDonnell
09/09/2019
... what assessment HMRC has made of the potential safety risks for staff working near the border with the Irish Republic in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Government Response

Whilst striking a deal with our EU partners remains the outcome we expect, ‘no deal’ plans are well-developed and we stand ready to make a success of Brexit, whatever the outcome of our negotiations.


We are leaving the EU. That’s what the British public voted for and that is what we will deliver.

Negotiations are progressing well and we are confident of a deal this autumn. We have been having regular discussions with the EU on the future framework, outlining our positions on a wide range of topics covering the future security partnership and the future economic partnership, and we remain confident of reaching agreement on the Withdrawal Agreement and Future Framework.

We have now locked down the text on the majority of other separation issues. Taken with the agreement reached in March on the implementation period, on citizens’ rights and on the financial settlement - we have now reached agreement on around 80% of the Withdrawal Agreement. This provides important certainty for businesses and individuals.

The Government has also published its White Paper on the future relationship, which is our vision for a bold, ambitious and innovative new partnership with the EU. Principled and practical, faithful to the referendum, it delivers a deal that is good for the UK, and good for our EU friends.

Now that the White Paper has been published, our negotiations with the EU are accelerating and intensifying. We have already seen an increase in pace with Michel Barnier now pledging ‘continuous negotiations’. We expect the EU to engage seriously with the proposals and both negotiating teams to work at pace to reach a substantive agreement on the Future Framework in the autumn.

We firmly believe it is in the interests of both the EU and the UK to strike a deal. That remains the goal on both sides and we are confident that this will be achieved. But it is the job of a responsible Government to prepare for all scenarios, including the unlikely event that we reach March 2019 without agreeing a deal.

We have already carried out very significant ‘no deal’ preparations and have been publishing a series of notices so that businesses and citizens have time to prepare. This does not reflect an increased likelihood of ‘no deal;’ an acceleration at this point was long-planned to ensure plans are in place by March 2019 in the unlikely scenario they are needed.

Our objective in our preparations is to minimise disruption and to prioritise continuity and stability, including for businesses, at the border, as well as for EU citizens in the UK.

Over the past year we have spent time talking to businesses across different industries about how they could be preparing for exit. The notices published on gov.uk over the last few weeks provide further information in order to guide businesses on how they can best prepare for our exit from the EU. We will continue working closely with industries that are most affected by ‘no deal’ plans and implementation, particularly to understand how we can support businesses in making the transition outside of the European Union.

At the border, we will continue to apply highly automated, risk based and intelligence targeted customs controls when the UK leaves the EU. As they do today, HMRC will work closely with industry to ensure its interventions are conducted in a way which minimises delays and additional burdens for legitimate trade, while robustly ensuring compliance.

The Prime Minister has been clear from the beginning of this process that she wants EU Citizens and their families in the UK to be able to stay. She gave a clear commitment to EU citizens in October, when she said “I couldn’t be clearer: EU citizens living lawfully in the UK today will be able to stay.” The UK will move swiftly to safeguard the future of EU citizens, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

Whilst striking a deal with our EU partners remains our top priority, we are supporting businesses and citizens to prepare for all scenarios and stepping up preparations to ensure that ‘no deal’ plans are well-developed. Over the coming months more of these preparations will become clear, while our focus and discussions with the EU remain on achieving the ambitious and positive deal we hope for and expect.

Whatever the outcome of our negotiations, we stand ready to make a success of Brexit.

Department for Exiting the European Union.


MPs spoken contributions during 19 Nov 2018 petition debate

Democratic Unionist Party Jim Shannon (View contribution) 298 words
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake 3175 words Christine Jardine (View contribution) 41 words
Scottish National Party Peter Grant (View contribution) 2621 words