British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated he received’t ask for extra time to strike a cope with the EU, regardless of the president of its government, Ursula von der Leyen, saying the 27-nation bloc was getting ready for a no-deal Brexit.
“In fact we’re not going to increase the transition interval, however we wish to make sensible preparations to assist companies in Northern Eire,” Johnson instructed Parliament on Wednesday.
Johnson’s reaffirmation that the transition interval, which ends on December 31, wouldn’t be prolonged got here hours after European Fee President von der Leyen stated she couldn’t but inform if there could be a Brexit deal.
“The European Union is nicely ready for a no-deal situation,” she instructed the European Parliament on Wednesday.
Johnson stated he “assured” that Britain would exit the transition interval on the finish of the yr, and that British sovereignty could be protected for all the UK, together with Northern Eire.
If a commerce deal shouldn’t be reached between the EU and Britain, conducting commerce throughout Northern Eire’s border with Eire – the UK’s solely land border with the EU – may turn out to be sophisticated.
Presumed US President-elect Joe Biden stated on Tuesday that the thought of the Northern Irish border being closed “is simply not proper” and “we have simply received to maintain the border open.”
Johnson additionally pressured that there had been no change to the UK’s place on fishing quotas, one of many three sticking factors holding up a post-Brexit commerce deal, alongside how one can settle future disputes between the 2 events and the so-called “stage taking part in discipline,” to make sure honest competitors for companies.
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