With the eighth round of negotiations just around the corner, it’s been reported that Michel Barnier was in London yesterday for an informal Post Brexit trade talks meeting with UK trade negotiator David Frost. It was said they met in Downing Street and looked at the task at hand, seeking ways they could bridge a gap which is said to be “oceans apart”.
With time running out, and Barnier put under pressure by ministers in the EU to hold ground on crucial areas like fisheries, the possibility of stumbling blocks in the coming talks remains high.
With the possibility of another stalemate mixed with statements on a trade deal between the two sides labelled as unlikely we asked our readers this question – “How would you like to see Britain exit the UK – EU trade talks?”. This question had three answers, on WTO rules, on a level playing field, or unsure.
We had a massive response from our readers with more than 1700 people voting in the poll between 1 pm and 10 pm. The overwhelming majority of our readers want to leave these trade talks on WTO rules with 1687 votes, 65 people wanted to leave on level playing field terms with 6 people unsure.
Even after four years of constant delaying tactics and the attempted overthrow of a democratic vote by the remainers and establishment politicians, the vote for a WTO exit remains strong in our polls showing whopping 95.96% of the votes cast want a WTO exit outcome from these negotiations. The total amount of votes cast was 1758.
One of our readers who voted wrote: “The “level playing field” is the EU’s interpretation of a deal that suits their needs, by deception. Since 2016 it has become more apparent that if negotiations are drawn our long enough the UK is expected to capitulate more to EU demands, whilst in the meantime, UK contributions are continuing, with past suggestions of yet more transitional extensions being applied!
The Arrogant and bitter EU response to the UK exit demand is obvious, and we should therefore expect little “levelness” in return.
The fear of other union nations contemplating the same path is also a reason for their petulant and disruptive display.
We should therefore leave on OUR terms, which in my opinion, the best being, WTO.
How would you like to see Britain exit the UK – EU trade talks?
WTO – 1687
Level playing field – 65
Unsure – 6
Total – 1758
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