Police will be unable to arrest suspects wanted abroad in the event of a no-deal Brexit and have been pressing the government for months to plug a loophole in the law, the officer in charge of no-deal planning for police chiefs said.
The chance that Britain will leave the EU without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson looks set to take over as prime minister next week.
The battle to be Britain's next prime minister entered its final straight on Wednesday with both candidates hardening their positions on Brexit, putting the future government on a collision course with Brussels.
British lawmakers from both the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour on Sunday said they were looking at ways to prevent the country’s next prime minister pursuing a no-deal Brexit against Parliament’s wishes.
Britain has paid out £33 million ($43.7 million) to settle a claim with Eurotunnel which runs the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France after the firm took legal action over the process to award ferry contracts to cope with a no-deal Brexit.
UK government is expected next week to spell out its plan to mitigate a potential £9 billion food-price shock from a no-deal Brexit, as analysts predict the cost of staples such as beef, cheddar cheese and tomatoes could soar.