But automakers Honda and Nissan have said they are axing production at plants in Britain, while electronics giants Sony and Panasonic are scaling back operations and major Japanese banks are pulling out.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also addressed MEPs, telling them that the EU is "ready" for the possibility of Britain leaving at the end of October with no deal. The talks on this and other key issues are expected to continue after Easter.
"Brexit can not and will not hinder our progress", Juncker said, adding the delay agreed at a summit last week will mean Europe will not be forced to discuss Brexit every week.
"He's already campaigning. He's already rallying with a new party: the Brexit Party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls and the old parties Labour and the Conservative risk being wiped out during the European elections".Читайте также: 'Avengers: Endgame' footage leaked; directors urge fans not to give spoilers
Cross-party talks with Labour aimed at securing a Commons majority for a deal are continuing but Jeremy Corbyn said "there's no agreement yet" and "the Government doesn't appear to be shifting the red lines". "I have strongly opposed the idea that during the further extension, the United Kingdom should be treated as a second category member state. We cannot have a night session, because I will have to leave at midnight, of course, Donald [Tusk] can stay", Juncker joked.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage claimed his party would "sweep the board" at the elections on May 23 - and would win a general election if Mrs May and Mr Corbyn agree to the "betrayal" of a permanent customs union.
"I know that, on both sides of the Channel, everyone, including myself, is exhausted with Brexit, which is completely understandable", Tusk added.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs the EU would also be hit by the disruption a No Deal Brexit would bring to the UK.
"However, this is not an excuse to say "Let's get it over with", just because we are exhausted".
"Brexit is not the future of the European Union", he said.
The European Council president's comments come as former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern have called for a second in/out referendum for the UK on Brexit.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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