United Kingdom govt dealt another Brexit defeat in parliament

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He told the Committee: "Can I just make a point at the moment my department is normally under high time pressure - at the moment we're dealing with the high pace of negotiations, diplomacy, policy, the parliament fronts?"

Mr Davis, giving evidence before a parliamentary committee on Wednesday morning, said that given there is a transition period agreed with the United Kingdom remaining in the customs union until January 2021, a final solution for the Northern Ireland border isn't needed to be fully in place until that period ends. "I think that's the massively, overwhelmingly probable outcome".

Reports last week suggested that the European Union had dismissed as unworkable both of the options put forward by Westminster, which would either see the United Kingdom collect customs tariffs on behalf of the European Union or use technology to avoid delays at the border between Ireland and the UK. People want to know on the other side what we are getting in exchange. "These sessions are very important to us enabling us to do our work and I don't think an hour and a half is satisfactory".

The defeat on Monday is one of several Theresa May's government is expected to face in the Lords as parliament debates legislation that will enact Britain's exit from the European Union in March next year, but the votes, while embarrassing for the Tories, can be overturned by the House of Commons.

Monday's amendment would see Britain keep the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, going against government plans to scrap it.

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But, asked whether there were "any circumstances in which you would go back to the European Union on any points", the Brexit Secretary acknowledged that the Article 50 process could be extended with the agreement of the 27 European Union member states.

The negative headlines along with a forced apology because the local MP was not informed sent out the message that this trip, far from being a clever PR exercise, was little more than an embarrassing mess that will do little to inspire confidence in Mr Davis's handling of Brexit. So it may well prove to be impossible.

Brexit Secretary David Davis has been criticised for what has been described as a "flying visit to the Irish border".

Meanwhile, he insisted that ministers were still pressing for a deal with the Scottish Government over the powers set to be divvied up between Whitehall and Edinburgh post-Brexit, after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday rejected a compromise deal tabled by the United Kingdom government.

It's about we time we got rid of this bunch of unelected band of fools.

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