David Frost – A deal is only doable if it respects our “sovereignty, takes back control of our laws, our trade, and our waters.”

This week Lord Frost will be in Brussels to continue talks with the EU. The UK has said that there are still significant divides over fishing, the level playing field and state aid. If a deal is to be done, the final deadline is said to be next week, the deadline next week will then allow the deal enough time to be voted upon and ratified by EU members. 

On Twitter Lord Frost said: “Arriving once again in Brussels shortly for another round of negotiations with EU and @MichelBarnier this afternoon.”

“I and our British🇬🇧 team have been in talks almost every day since 22 October.”

“We are working to get a deal, but the only one that’s possible is one that is compatible with our sovereignty and takes back control of our laws, our trade, and our waters. That has been our consistent position from the start, and I will not be changing it.”

“There has been some progress in a positive direction in recent days. We also now largely have common draft treaty texts, though significant elements are of course not yet agreed. We will work to build on these and get an overall agreement if we can.”

“But we may not succeed. Either way, as the Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear on 16 October, people and businesses must prepare for the change that is coming on 31 December, most of which happens whether there is a deal or not.”

 

 

The UK goes into this said final round of talks knowing, either way, the UK will make a success of it. One thing the UK has been steadfast on is if a deal is to be struck that deal would need to respect the independence of the United Kingdom. So far, Boris has been steady on that approach, but we will have to wait to find out if the rhetoric matches the action.

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