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Brexit contingency plan to be debated in Portugal “on January 17”

Brexit contingency plan to be debated in Portugal “on January 17”

With Brexit and dates still very much up in the air, Portugal’s parliamentary leaders have announced the country’s ‘plan for Brexit’ will be discussed on January 17, the day Brussels chief negotiator in the process, Michel Barnier, is due to be in Lisbon.

And it’s not subject to any kind of ‘change’, stresses foreign affairs minister Augusto Santos Silva.

Whether Theresa May delays the meaningful vote for a second time (this is a possibility now being mooted due to continuing party reluctance to back her ‘only’ deal for Britain’s exit from the EU), parliament here will grasp the nettle and debate the way forwards, impelled by pressure from Opposition PSD.

Read more in the Algarve Resident