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30 March 2018, 12:19 | Floyd Cook
All roads lead to Ireland: The real front line in the Brexit war
On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union and is due to enter a 21-month transition period during which much of the current arrangements continue, before the final permanent post-membership relationship is due to kick-in.
The companies surveyed - the biggest or most internationally-focused banks, insurers, asset managers, private equity firms and exchanges in Britain - were responding to questions about their plans in the event of a so-called "hard" Brexit, where the United Kingdom would leave not only the EU but also the single market and Customs Union.
The Opposition Labour party has said that it would not vote for the Brexit deal unless "the government are sensible and they negotiate properly. get a deal that meets the six tests".
Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said in a radio interview Thursday that the conditions were nowhere near being met.
The PM will start the day by visiting textile workers at a factory in Ayrshire, before travelling to Newcastle to meet with a local parent and toddler group.
Addressing voters, she said the UK "will thrive as a strong and united country that works for everyone, no matter whether you voted Leave or Remain".
Scottish National Party spokesman Michael Russell accused Mrs May of planning a "power grab" by repatriating some responsibilities now exercised in Brussels to Westminster rather than Edinburgh.
Mrs May insisted that each of the devolved administrations will see "an increase in their decision-making powers" as a result of the return of responsibilities now exercised by the EU.
The prime minister, speaking on a whistle-stop tour of the UK's constituent nations to mark a year until Britain formally leaves the European Union, evaded the question. "I am determined that as we leave the EU, and in the years ahead, we will strengthen the bonds that unite us, because ours is the world's most successful union", she said.
Mrs May also set out a vision of economic prosperity at home, and influence overseas, trading freely with friends and partners across Europe and beyond.
During her visit to Bangor, Northern Ireland, on Thursday, she repeated her "commitment to avoid a hard border" between the United Kingdom region and the Republic of Ireland, and to "protect" the 1998 peace agreement.
She replied by saying her government was having "good discussions" with SNP ministers on the issue, adding: "We have put forward proposals as to how this issue can be resolved".
She insisted that there should be "no new barriers within our common domestic market and that "no prime minister could leave these things to chance, because they are absolutely crucial to our success as a country in the future".
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