Boris unleashes a £705 million pound investment on new border controls as we prepare to the exit transition period.

Big money is now being investing in Border control as a sign of the significant change to come as we leave the European Union on 31st December 2020. This comes as Priti Patel is set to announce the next step in the mass overhaul of the immigration system with a points-based system in an attempt to bring the best and brightest to Britain. 

The £705 million investment into our new immigration system will be spent on brand new border posts infrastructure, jobs and better IT systems. There will be a significant change to HMRC infrastructure; this is to help with the load on traders as well as technological advancements to help with the Roll on Roll off the environment. 

In a statement released ahead of the major announcement Michael Gove Said: “We are taking back control of our borders, and leaving the single market and the customs union at the end of this year bringing both changes and significant opportunities for which we all need to prepare. That is why we are announcing this major package of investment today. 

 “With or without further agreement with the EU, this £705 million will ensure that the necessary infrastructure, tech and border personnel are in place so that our traders and the border industry are able to manage the changes and seize the opportunities as we lay the foundations for the world’s most effective and secure border.” 

 This is a clear sign of the UK not backing down on demands by the EU, with the UK Chief negotiator saying last month that if there wasn’t any progress come July, then we will end talks. This is a massive visual, ensuring the EU take notice that the UK is preparing to walk at the end of December 2020 with or without a sensible Free Trade Deal. 

With many EU member states not backing down from their redlines, Michel Barnier finds himself in between a rock and a hard place. Barnier still seeks to find a deal with the limited wriggle room available, but everything that he has tried so far has failed. The only option left is a compromise on red; ones, but the question is who redlines will be dropped, and we get near the transition deadline. 

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