EU Says No-Deal Threat ‘Palpable’ as Court docket Resumes: Brexit Replace

(Bloomberg) — Boris Johnson’s authorities is again within the Supreme Court docket for the second day of hearings into his determination to droop Parliament. Judges are ready for a written assertion laying out what he plans to do if he loses the landmark case, which has the potential to derail his Brexit technique and even curtail his premiership.

European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker briefed politicians on Monday’s talks with Johnson. The discussions had been “pleasant, constructive and, partly, optimistic,” he informed the European Parliament, however he additionally warned the chance of a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 is now “palpable.”

Key Developments:

Day two of the Supreme Court docket hearings begins at 10:30 a.m., beginning with main authorities lawyer James Eadie; the ultimate day is Thursday, however the court docket hasn’t given a date for a rulingPound dropped 0.4% after Juncker feedback to European ParliamentThe Monetary Occasions reported the federal government is making ready to overtake its commerce tariff schedule for a no-deal Brexit

Sturgeon Doubts Johnson’s Brexit Concepts (9:30 a.m.)

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon solid doubt on Boris Johnson’s proposal to interchange the so-called Irish backstop, and mentioned the prospects of a Brexit deal “must be slim.”

“We should see what unfolds over the subsequent few weeks, however it’s a really restricted type of Northern Eire-only backstop he seems to be speaking about,” Sturgeon informed reporters in Berlin, the place she is because of meet German officers. “It’s very troublesome to see how Boris Johnson can safe a deal that satisfies the European Union and instructions a majority” in Parliament.

On the Supreme Court docket hearings in London, Sturgeon mentioned {that a} ruling for the federal government would successfully imply a “authorities can droop Parliament at any time it desires.” Conversely, a loss for Johnson would imply he “may have been discovered to have acted unlawfully” and must take into account his place.

Talking on the German Council on International Relations on the fifth anniversary of the Scottish independence referendum, Sturgeon predicted that “over the subsequent few years,” Scotland will turn into an impartial member of the EU. “We live in extraordinary and unprecedented instances within the U.Ok,” she mentioned.

Juncker: Sticking Level Is Nonetheless the Backstop (8:40 a.m.)

In his briefing to the European Parliament on Monday’s talks with Boris Johnson, European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker mentioned the primary sticking level stays — because it has for months — the so-called backstop provision for the Irish border. He demanded the U.Ok. present its proposals for an alternate resolution in written type as quickly as attainable.

Juncker mentioned that whereas the discussions with Johnson in Luxembourg had been “pleasant, constructive and, partly, optimistic,” the chance of the U.Ok. leaving the bloc with out an settlement on the finish of October is “palpable.” The pound fell 0.3% after Juncker’s feedback.

A British official mentioned on Tuesday the federal government is sounding out the bloc on its concepts for the Irish border earlier than submitting its plans in written type.

Carney May Be Requested to Lengthen Time period on Brexit: FT (Earlier)

Financial institution of England Governor Mark Carney may very well be requested to increase his time period previous Jan. 31 if Brexit is delayed once more, the Monetary Occasions reported, citing folks acquainted with the matter it didn’t determine.

The newspaper cited a authorities official as saying the method of selecting Carney’s successor goes “very slowly,” whereas an anticipated election within the fall makes it doubtless {that a} determination wouldn’t be made till a brand new authorities was in place.

Responding to the report, the Treasury mentioned “the method is on monitor and we’ll make an appointment sooner or later.”

Earlier:

Johnson Struggles in Supreme Court docket on Day One in all Suspension CaseRecord Numbers Search Debt Assist With U.Ok. on Brink of BrexitEurope Hunts For Boris Johnson’s Plan: Brexit Bulletin

–With help from Stuart Biggs, Thomas Penny, Jeremy Hodges and Jonathan Browning.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ian Wishart in Brussels at [email protected];Alan Crawford in Berlin at [email protected]

To contact the editors answerable for this story: Flavia Krause-Jackson at [email protected], Stuart Biggs, Thomas Penny

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