Yesterday, there was a significant turn of events after the EU was invited to come back to London, meet with the UK negotiation team and resume talks. David Frost confirmed yesterday that the EU negotiators would meet today in London.
Yesterday Vice President of the EU commission said: “We need to ensure that the European Union and the UK companies face fair competition on the EU market. And this is why we have put so much emphasis on ensuring a level playing field and on governance and conflict resolution.”
This statement from the Vice President shows that the EU still doesn’t respect the autonomy of the UK as an independent nation. Vice-President Šefčovič went onto try and make the case on why the UK should accept the level playing field saying “It is only natural after almost 40 years as a part of the single market.”
The UK trade negotiator, Lord Frost said: “It is clear that significant gaps remain between our positions in the most difficult areas, but we are ready, with the EU, to see if it is possible to bridge them in intensive talks.
One question that comes to mind is this, If the EU supposedly respects the autonomy of the UK, then why bring up the Level Playing field, once again, fully knowing that it goes against the independence and sovereignty of the United Kingdom. Have the EU really changed its stance, or have they just said things to bring the UK back around the negotiating table?
What’re your thoughts on this? Do you think the UK should’ve invited the EU back around the negotiating table?.