Britain’s plan to leave the EU, which has only ever added new member states, has compounded problems for a bloc torn by Euroscepticism, economic disparities and an influx of migrants.
Britain’s latest proposals on the terms of its departure from the European Union (EU) are still not enough for an agreement and a legal text is needed by the end of Tuesday for a deal to be agreed at a leaders’ summit this week, three diplomatic sources said.
A deal to smooth Britain’s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the opening address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit in London, on Monday morning, which focuses on the fortunes and the future of the African continent.
An unnamed cabinet minister cited by the newspaper said that a “very large number” of Conservative members of parliament will quit if it comes to a no-deal Brexit.