British Prime Minister Theresa May, who also serves as the MP for Maidenhead, will travel to Brussels tomorrow to meet with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, and the head of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, according to the Reuters news agency.
The UK’s Brexit minister, David Davis, will also attend the meetings with senior EU officials. PM May and David Davis will attend the European Council summit on Thursday, 19th October, later in the week.
Meanwhile, a coalition of MPs, which includes a number of members from the left-wing Labour party, are “drawing up plans” to prevent the UK from leaving the EU without a trade deal in place.
Weak progress in exit negotiations has stoked fears over the economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal in place to facilitate trade, or cooperation on other fronts.
In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU, resulting in the resignation of former PM and leader of the Conservative party, David Cameron. The uncertainty brought about by Brexit has unnerved businesses operating in the UK, while weakening the strength of the British Pound (CURRENCY: GBP.)