European commission president tells MEPs risk of no-deal Brexit is ‘palpable’
Jennifer RankinEuropean parliament Brexit debate:
* Juncker: No real progress, but latest talks "friendly".
*MEPs: No withdrawal agreement without backstop or equivalent.
*Verhofstadt: No Singapore by the North Sea.
*Brexit party: No
Move allows release of £544m from emergency fund set aside for storms and earthquakes
Jennifer RankinThe European commission will today declare that no-deal Brexit could be "a major disaster" and wants to make available €600m from an emergency fund to help EU27 deal with consequences.