The 6th round of negotiations between EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and UK chief negotiator David Frost ended today. Yet, again there was no progress due to massive differences in demands.
Soon after the meeting, Mr Barnier went to social media and tweeted: “This week’s discussions confirm that significant divergences remain between 🇪🇺 & 🇬🇧. We will continue working with patience, respect & determination.”
“Regardless of the outcome, there will be inevitable changes on 1/1/21.”
Along with the tweet was a link that leads us to a document named: “Getting ready for changes. Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period between the European Union and the United Kingdom.”
In the document, the EU seems to be finally falling into line that the UK will be no longer apart of the structures of the EU, something the EU and remain establishment wished otherwise.
In their document, the EU tries to ramp up doubt, painting a picture of doom and gloom for the UK. In our opinion this document is deliberately worded in a way to place doubt in the mind of those in the UK, when the reality is it is the EU lashing out for the last time, trying to do down Britain.
In our opinion, this document shows Brexiteers that the UK negotiators are doing what we asked them to do at the last general election and that was to leave the EU in its entirety.
The document starts by saying: “Inevitably, the fact that the United Kingdom will no longer participate in Union policies as of the end of the transition period will create barriers to trade in goods and services and to cross-border mobility and exchanges that do not exist today. This will happen in both directions, i. e. from the United Kingdom to the Union, as well as from the Union to the United Kingdom. Public administrations, businesses, citizens and stakeholders on both sides will be affected and must therefore prepare.”
“The choices made by the United Kingdom’s government on the future relationship and on not extending the transition period mean that these inevitable disruptions will occur as of 1st January 2021 and risk compounding the pressure that businesses are already under due to the COVID-19 outbreak.”
This is a first from the EU, as they are now accepting that we want to be treated as a third country and not as a country in orbit of the EU, bound by there rules.
The document then talks about trade under the heading “International agreements of the European Union” where it says: “As a consequence, the United Kingdom, including UK nationals and economic operators, will no longer be able to benefit from several hundred international agreements of the Union such as Free Trade Agreements, mutual recognition agreements, veterinary agreements or bilateral agreements in relation to air transport or aviation safety. Businesses established in the Union will, of course, continue to benefit from all existing Union international agreements. “
The EU uses words like “consequence” and “Benefit” as if we need the EU to survive out of their castle walls, when in reality we at Britannia News read it as a sign that the UK negotiators are doing a great job, ensuring a fresh start to rebuild Britain after the 31st December.
The biggest hint that the UK is going down the WTO route is when the document says: “This is without prejudice to the status of the United Kingdom in relation to multilateral agreements to which it is a party in its own right. For instance, the United Kingdom will remain a member of the World Trade Organization in its own right and will be covered by the relevant World Trade Organization agreements in relation notably to its concessions and commitments regarding trade in goods, services or intellectual property rights.”
This final paragraph shows that the UK is finally heading to the place we all voted for in 2016 when the majority voted to leave this insular organisation.
From this document, we deem this a success for the UK negotiators and gage that we are going in the right direction.