According to Boris Johnson, leaving the European Union without a free trade deal is still the’ most likely outcome.’
The prime minister informed his cabinet that he was committed to the continuation of discussions on the remaining areas of conflict, as the talks continued to attempt to achieve an agreement with Brussels.
According to Downing Street, the prime minister said leaving without a deal remained “the most likely outcome,”
Michal Gove to give Holyrood evidence on Brexit as trade talks resume
At a briefing in Westminster, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said, “The Prime Minister opened the Cabinet with an update on the ongoing negotiations with the EU.”
‘(He) stressed again – but not at any expense – the need to achieve a free trade agreement and reiterated that any agreement would respect the independence and sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
“The prime minister made clear that failure to reach an agreement and the end of the transition period on Australian-style terms remained the most likely outcome, but he committed to continuing to negotiate on the remaining areas of disagreement.”
The spokesman also insisted that if an arrangement was reached that would take effect at the end of the transition era, there would be ample time to enact legislation.
Asked if there were no situations under which any form of transitional arrangement would be required, the spokesman said, “We are confident that all the necessary UK domestic legislation required for Jan. 1 will be in place by the end of the transition period.”
The need for any deal to be accepted by Parliament means negotiations will not begin until New Year’s Eve, but over the festive season, MPs are bracing for the possibility of meeting.
UK-EU trade agreement negotiations continue, but progress is being made.
Former Labor Prime Minister Gordon Brown cautioned that the “greatest failure of international statesmanship.” would be the failure to strike an agreement.
I’m worried because we’re falling out with Africa because we’re cutting international assistance, we’re falling out with China over all kinds of stuff that could be justified, we’re falling out with Europe and we’re falling out with America,” he said in a webinar hosted by the Child Poverty Action Group.”
It really isn’t a good way to finish the year and start the next year.
“That’s why I hope a deal is struck, and I think it would be the greatest failure of international statesmanship if Europe and the U.K. couldn’t actually agree on a deal that avoids chaos on Jan. 1.”
Lord Frost, chief British Brexit negotiator, continues talks in Brussels (Aaron Chown/PA)
In the U.K. EU Brexit chief negotiators Lord Frost and Michel Barnier are continuing their talks in Brussels after announcing that progress in the talks could allow an agreement to be reached this week.
Barnier reportedly told diplomats, according to the Daily Telegraph, that the U.K. The desire for a level playing field has shifted closer to EU demands.
He allegedly told the ambassadors that the U.K. A ‘compensation scheme’ was agreed, which means that if it strays too far from EU laws, it might face tariffs.
The Guardian announced that President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission said that “movement” had occurred and that talks were “on the very last mile.”
Negotiations between the two sides were extended on Sunday after Mr. Johnson and Ms. von der Leyen decided, despite considerable disagreements, to continue the process.
The negotiations have been at an impasse over fishing rights for months, a ‘level playing field’ to ensure that neither side can unfairly compete with the other on environmental standards, labor rights or government subsidies, and the legal frameworks that should regulate any agreement.
At the end of the month, the latest U.K. trade agreements with the EU expire, meaning any new arrangement must be in effect by Jan. 1.
If not, tariffs and quotas will be applied and bureaucracy will increase, causing more harm to the already ruined economy of the corona virus.
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