Eurotunnel withdraws suit after $43 million Brexit deal

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Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

In her reply, the Prime Minister insisted her "absolute focus" was on "getting a deal that can command support in parliament and leaving on 29 March".

As time marches on and this becomes clearer to our MPs, the risk is that they do, in the end, cave in to Mrs May's bad deal.

Will Labour propose an alternative deal or will it campaign to remain in the European Union?

In a statement, the government said: "As part of the agreement, Eurotunnel has also withdrawn its legal claim against the government, protecting the vital freight capacity that the government has purchased from DFDS and Brittany Ferries".

A former Brexit secretary has accused the European Union of acting dishonorably in talks with the United Kingdom, arguing that it may make sense to leave the bloc with no deal and then negotiate future relations as an independent third country. 'It's nearly an admission from inside government that May won't/can't get her deal through'.

The prime minister announced earlier this week that MPs would be allowed to vote in favour of either a no-deal Brexit or delaying exit day if they choose to again reject her deal.

Recalling that there was "very little time left" before the 29 March deadline, Barnier said it was time for the British Government and Parliament to assume their responsibilities and the consequences of the choices they have made.

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May is still seeking changes to a withdrawal agreement struck with the European Union late past year, which she hopes will be enough to get it through parliament's lower House of Commons.

Labour MP John Mann, who has led talks between his party's members and the Government, said dozens of colleagues were against Jeremy Corbyn's plan for a second referendum and could back Mrs May's plan - if ministers offer enough reassurances.

CNN reported that the proposal submitted by Theresa May seeks to win more time, given the threat of rebellion, offering parliamentarians the possibility of rejecting a Brexit without an agreement, and thereby delay the departure from the European Union for a period of time.

If Britain's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox can clinch a legal fudge, he would be able to change his legal advice and that, it is hoped, would bring Brexit-supporting Conservative Party MPs behind the deal.

FILE PHOTO: European Union Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier attends a weekly college meeting of the EU executive in Brussels, Belgium, January 30, 2019.

If May prevails and Britain leaves, some in Europe will be haunted by the failure to keep one of its most important members on board.

However, EU diplomats say that a suggestion to let Britain remain a full EU member until even, say, the end of next year - which was due to be a status-quo transition period - may be as much meant to spook hardline, pro-Brexit MPs into accepting May's deal for fear of ending up stuck inside the EU.

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