Liz Truss – If it means leaving the transition period without a deal, I think that’s perfectly reasonable.

The UK has stated on numerous occasions that it’s either a real free trade deal, without meddling from the EU, or a no-deal exit. For months the EU turned a blind eye to this expecting the UK to step down and sign up to their level playing field arrangement where the ECJ stays in place along with access to Britains fishing waters. 

In recent days Macron has had to backtrack on his promise to keep the status quo on fisheries as his promise was deemed unrealistic. Macron met with Fishing industry leaders to broker a deal so compromises could be made to achieve an agreement. Britain said it is not going to be negotiating after the transition period, implying the only options on the table are a free trade deal like Canada’s or an Australian style deal, AKA No Deal.

Barrie Deas, CEO of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), told the Express: “In the case of no deal, the EU would face the same issues in negotiations for a stand-alone fisheries agreement in 2021.

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“We recognise that access to the European market is going to change and want as frictionless trade with the EU as can be secured without surrendering sovereign rights on fisheries.
“The EU’s artificial linkage between trade and fisheries if acted upon would hurt EU member states as well as the UK, and only five member states have commercial fishing fleets dependent on access to fish in UK waters.
“A deal is available, but it will require the EU to shift its position – especially on quota shares which currently work to the EU’s advantage and the UK’s disadvantage.”
The new fishing system will be based on annual talks, using the “zonal attachment” to work out what amount of fish can be caught in different zones.
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss gave an update on EU talks, saying: “We’re in intense negotiations with the EU – we’ve made real progress.
“We’re making good progress on the negotiations.
“But if the EU aren’t prepared to do a deal that allows the UK to retain its sovereignty, then we will go to Australia style terms, and I think that’s perfectly reasonable.”

1 thought on “Liz Truss – If it means leaving the transition period without a deal, I think that’s perfectly reasonable.

  1. It getting too late to do deals now.
    Cut the negotiations.
    Plan and execute a No Deal Brexit
    Wait for a couple of years before allowing the, by then, desperate EU to come talk a clean FTA.

    Do NOT let these talks drag on until we’ve run out of time to set full No Deal policies and plans in place.

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1 thought on “Liz Truss – If it means leaving the transition period without a deal, I think that’s perfectly reasonable.

  1. It getting too late to do deals now.
    Cut the negotiations.
    Plan and execute a No Deal Brexit
    Wait for a couple of years before allowing the, by then, desperate EU to come talk a clean FTA.

    Do NOT let these talks drag on until we’ve run out of time to set full No Deal policies and plans in place.

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