United Kingdom lawmakers warn of lost residency rights in no-deal Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during a debate in the House of Commons

Johnson could maintain the stance of being on course to leave European Union without an agreement while keeping open the option of coming to a deal with the bloc, according to the proposal cited by the Guardian.

The new Conservative leader, who will automatically become prime minister, will be announced on 23 July.

Thursday's 315-274 Commons vote saw several ministers abstain rather than support the government's call to keep suspending Parliament as an option.

The measure being voted on does not go as far as an outright block on Parliament being suspended.

The Lords added a requirement that the government's report on its progress in Northern Ireland would need to be approved by lawmakers, giving them a possible route to try to stop a no-deal such as attaching a vote to request a delay to Brexit. It is yet to become law, but it is not expected to be rejected.

"I think they have done a very poor job with Brexit".

"We are responsible for ensuring, or trying to ensure, good governance.we're supposed to be the protectors of the nation", Conservative lawmaker Dominic Grieve, one of those behind the proposal, said during the debate ahead of the vote. This is not expected to happen, however. Critics say this would undermine global growth, buffet financial markets and weaken London's position as the pre-eminent worldwide financial center.

A no-deal Brexit would hurt confidence and deter investment and lead to higher trade barriers with the European Union, pushing down the value of the pound and causing the economy to contract by 2 per cent by the end of 2020, the OBR said, referring to forecasts by the International Monetary Fund.

In May, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that she would step down as Conservative leader on 7 June, after failing to achieve consensus in parliament and within her own party over the country's withdrawal from the European Union.

The Office for Budget Responsibility said the world's fifth-biggest economy appeared to have flat-lined or possibly contracted in the second quarter, some of which was probably "pay-back" after Brexit-related stock building in early 2019.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday reiterated the EU's long-held stance that it will not renegotiate the divorce agreement it struck with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May. "No doubt her successor will take this into account when forming their government".



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