British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday, October 16, that London will prepare for a scenario of no trade deal with the EU after the Brexit transition period, Sky News reported.
“Given the EU’s refusal to engage in serious negotiations over the past few months, and the fact that this summit seems to have strongly rejected the possibility of a Canadian-style trade agreement, I have come to the conclusion that we must prepare for our relations (with the EU) will more resemble those existing between the EU and Australia, “the prime minister said.
Johnson said that due to the fact that the EU does not agree to such an option, businesses, carriers, and travelers need to prepare for major changes in relations between the two sides from January 1.
“As far as I can tell, the EU has abandoned its intention to conclude a free trade agreement. We do not see any progress from Brussels and tell them only one thing:” Please come to us if your approach changes fundamentally, “Johnson said. …
The British Prime Minister stressed that London does not intend to yield to Brussels if the latter wants to continue to restrict the kingdom’s freedom in determining the rules for fishing and developing its own legislative norms, which will not be harmonized with European law by default.
In turn, the head of the European Council Charles Michel said that the EU will not change its approach to negotiations with the UK on a new relationship after Brexit.
We will remind, on the eve of the EU summit called on the Union countries to prepare for Brexit without reaching an agreement on trade.