‘No British PM ought to settle for these phrases’: Johnson slams EU calls for heading into last Brexit talks


Boris Johnson has accused the EU of providing Brexit phrases that no prime minister might settle for, simply hours earlier than he travels to Brussels for last-minute commerce talks with the top of the bloc’s government, Ursula von der Leyen.

“Our buddies within the EU are presently insisting that in the event that they cross a brand new regulation sooner or later with which we on this nation don’t comply… then they need the automated proper… to punish us and to retaliate,” Johnson advised MPs throughout Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

Secondly, they’re saying that the UK ought to be the one nation on this planet to not have sovereign management over its fishing waters. And I don’t imagine that these are phrases that any prime minister of this nation ought to settle for.

Though fishing is a small a part of each the UK and the EU economies, the difficulty has constantly been a stumbling block within the Brexit negotiations. The EU is searching for to retain its present entry to and use of British waters even after the nation leaves the bloc, whereas the UK desires to carry annual talks with Brussels to find out fishing quotas, an concept the EU has been resisting. 

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Johnson added that “an excellent deal is there to be accomplished” with the EU, regardless of the present impasse, whereas Cupboard Workplace Minister Michael Gove mentioned on Tuesday that he nonetheless noticed “scope for compromise” between the 2 sides.

The British PM will jet into Brussels afterward Wednesday for dinner with von der Leyen, because the pair talk about fishing rights, honest competitors guidelines, and dispute decision in a last effort to safe a deal.

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