3 possible scenarios on the table post Brexit vote – Carthy

January 16, 2019

The fallout from last night’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons was debated by MEPs this morning.  

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU profoundly regretted the vote.

While Frans Timmermans the Vice President of the European Commission, told MEPs that the EU has to prepare for any possible outcome  including a “disorganised no deal Brexit”.  

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says the vote throws up three potential scenarios.

Out words: deal scenario

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EU has to prepare for possible “disorganised no deal Brexit” - EU Vice President Frans Timmermans

January 16, 2019

The Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans has told MEPs in Strasbourg the EU Commission regrets last night’s rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons.

The European Parliament has this morning been debating the fallout of last night’s vote.

Mr Timmermans told MEPs that Brexit harms the United Kingdom and the EU. And he said they were obliged as politicians to limit that harm. Bu, he warned the EU had to prepare for any possible outcome.  

Out words: possible outcome

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“We regret profoundly this vote” – Barnier

January 16, 2019

The fallout from last night’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons is being discussed this morning in the European Parliament.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs it was too early to assess all the consequences of the vote.

He said yesterday’s vote showed the political conditions for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement are not yet there in London.

Out words: the EU

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Brexit vote leaves greater confusion & uncertainty” – Carthy

January 16, 2019

MEPs in the European Parliament are this morning debating Brexit and last night’s vote on it in the House of Commons. 

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says the defeat of Theresa’s May’s Brexit deal throws up a range of potential scenarios.

Out words: everybody involved

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The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly on the Brexit vote in HoC & Barnier meeting

January 15, 2019

Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly about the vote this evening in the House of Commons on Brexit and his meeting this morning with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

In the piece he also talks about the Backstop arrangement and the recent assurances the EU gave to the British government on it.

Out words: more time

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EU has no intention of keeping British in backstop “trap” – Kelly

January 15, 2019

Theresa May is expected to be heavily defeated by MPs when she puts her Brexit deal to a vote in the House of Commons later this evening.

The impending defeat comes despite recent assurances from the EU that the backstop arrangement for Northern Ireland would be temporary if triggered. And the EU said it would last for the shortest possible period if it came into force.

The Fine Gael Sean Kelly, who’s attending this week’s European Parliament session in Strasbourg, said those assurances are supposed to ease British fears that the backstop would keep them tied to the EU for years.

Out words: to everything

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Raw audio – Deirdre Clune on self-driving vehicles

January 15, 2019

Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune about the development of self-driving vehicles and the vote in the European Parliament today where MEPs voted for a range of proposals aimed at governing the use of driverless vehicles.

Deirdre Clune, who sits on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, says something will also have to be done to help retrain truck drivers who’ll lose their jobs because of the growth of autonomous technologies.

According to the European Parliament, driverless vehicles will be on the EU market from twenty twenty (2020). However, there are few rules controlling the way autonomous vehicles can operate in the EU.

Out words: our streets

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Need to retrain truck drivers who’ll lose jobs to self-driving vehicles – Clune

January 15, 2019

It may seem like something from a sci-fi movie, but soon we may find ourselves driving alongside a vehicle that doesn’t have anyone behind the wheel.

The move to develop self-driving cars and trucks is gathering momentum. According to the European Parliament driverless vehicles will be on the market from twenty twenty.

MEPs in Strasbourg today voted for a range of proposals aimed at governing the use of driverless vehicles.

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, who sits on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, says something will also have to be done to help retrain truck drivers who’ll lose their jobs because of the growth of autonomous technologies.

Out words: as drivers

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Self-driving cars coming our way – Clune European Parliament

January 15, 2019

We may soon be sharing our roads with cars that don’t have anyone behind the steering wheel.

According to the European Parliament, driverless vehicles will be on the EU market from twenty twenty (2020).

Those in favour of self-driving cars and trucks say they’ll help to drastically reduce road traffic accidents which are largely the result of human error.

However, there are few rules controlling the way autonomous vehicles can operate in the EU. And today MEPs in Strasbourg voted for a range of proposals aimed at governing their use in Europe.

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who is on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee explains.

Out words: in place

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Europe & Ireland preparing for a “No Deal” – McGuinness

January 15, 2019

There’s huge uncertainty in the EU over what to do if, as expected, MPs in the House of Commons reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

It’s expected that the majority of MPs will later today vote against Mrs May’s withdrawal deal for leaving the EU.

A rejection will raise all sorts of questions about what happens next. The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says Europe has to prepare for a no deal.

Out words: particularly Ireland

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