8 February 2019 | UK NEWS
A group of high-ranking civil servants have drawn up plans to reinvigorate the British economy in the event of no deal Brexit, named “Project After”. The plan includes sweeping tax cuts and government support for export companies, with particular support proposed for the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries.
Juncker has stressed that the EU will not reopen talks on May’s withdrawal agreement. His next meeting with May is set for the end of the month.
Owen Smith and Luciana Berger have refused to rule out resigning the Labour whip over Corbyn’s Brexit position, whilst Berger may face a vote of no confidence from her local party.
In economic news, the BoE predicts UK growth in 2019 to be the lowest since 2009.
What’s going on in Westminster:
– May flies to Dublin to discuss NI and Brexit with Varadkar.
– Former civil servent Bob Kerslake will speak at a People’s Vote event.
What we’re reading on the internet:
– Why disaster capitalists are praying for no deal – The Guardian
– “Project After” – FT
– Should we regulate sex work? – 1828