Those calling for an extension need to realise “we’ve already left the EU, we’re just organising the final details of our exit.

Yesterday the two Brexit negotiators from the UK and EU got around the table to continue talks, seeing if mutual common ground can be found before the 31st December deadline. This week’s worth of meetings has been the first time the two sides have started to negotiate in over six weeks.
Even though the talks have restarted and with negotiation time short, the UK is still solid in its hardened stance, making any extension past the 31st December deadline a dead option. Both sides have until the end of June where either side can request an extension. For that extension to be enacted, both side has to agree to extend.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had many faces come out of the woodwork again to do their best to scupper any exit from the EU. As British Chancellor Rishi Sunak stated at a coronavirus press conference “we’ve already left the EU, we’re just organising the final details of our exit.”
The Scottish Government have come out at the same time as these negotiation talks are being held asking for extra time. But the Government countered there request to remind them that the UK is not for extending.

The Scottish Government have come out at the same time as these negotiation talks are being held asking for extra time. But the Government countered there request to remind them that the UK is not for extending.
According to former Labour MP and Vote Leave chair, Gisela Stuart said: “Uncertainty applies to all sides.
“I think it is part of recovery – it means that we all operate under rules that we both acknowledge and know.

“Whatever happens on one side, it is also happening to the other.

“I would have thought that it should be on both sides’ interest right now to agree on a set of rules.
“It is part of recovery.”
When asked about her view on David Frost making the case for a Free Trade Agreement Ms Stuart said : “He took quite a courageous step for someone who spent his life as a civil servant.

“He stepped out and gave a speech where he outlined the principles and the reasons for Brexit.

“I thought that was such a clear and courageous exposition as to how we can tell them we have left.”
Ms Stuart added: “You know, for someone who spent his entire political career as being in the background, I thought that showed great courage.
“It wasn’t just what he said, but the fact he said it.
“You can tell from just looking at him and Michel Barnier, there is mutual respect between two professionals.”

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