Poll shows 12-point lead for remaining in the EU

Poll shows 12-point lead for remaining in the EU

But Maas also stressed that, given the continued parliamentary deadlock in Britain over the terms of Brexit less than three months before its planned March 29 withdrawal, Germany would step up preparations for a disorderly Brexit.British lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a large majority on Tuesday.

France has put in motion a contingency plan to deal with an eventual "hard Brexit", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on January 17, including 50 million euros ($57 million) of investments to help ports and airports cope. But some did anyway.

"The government confirmed that she would not take 'no-deal'off the table", Corbyn said in a speech in the English town of Hastings, scene of a battle in 1066 that ushered in the Norman conquest of England.

A snap poll conducted in the wake of the crushing defeat of Theresa May's Brexit plan found a 12-point lead for remaining in the European Union - the largest margin since the 2016 referendum.

The move intensified pressure on Mr Corbyn to move quickly, after senior Labour figures indicated that the party was ready to table repeated no-confidence challenges to Mrs May if yesterday's vote did not succeed in ousting her.

And he criticised Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, the SNP's Ian Blackford and Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts, who met the PM on Wednesday evening, for "not sticking to the principles they have espoused".

Mr Hammond said removing options had consequences.

"I'm not convinced she's willing to loosen any of the red lines she's set herself", said the Green MP.

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Up to now Brexit has not affected the commitment of British investors in Spain but it remains to be seen what happens after the setback at the Parliament and now that the divorce date is getting closer.

Though he acknowledged that the Government was "not in control" of events on Monday, Mr Hammond stressed: "It is not within their power to mandate any future course of action, that would be for a Government to do".

"I believe it is my duty to deliver on the British people's instruction to leave the European Union".

And no matter what May's negotiating position is now, Blair said that seeking an extension to Article 50 - of delaying Brexit beyond March - was "inevitable".

"A no-deal Brexit will lead to plant suspensions within 24 hours", a Toyota official said, expressing concerns about possible supply-chain snags.

Corbyn said that, under certain conditions, he would look at options including another referendum - a remark that increased expectations in financial markets that the political chaos would ultimately delay or stop Brexit.

The Prime Minister also promised provisions to defend the interests of French fishermen.

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