Brexit hammer! Boris Johnson leaves the negotiating table with EU policy abroad


It looks like a no-deal divorce!

The talks between the UK and the EU over a post-Brexit trade agreement are “over”, according to one BBC report from 10 Downing Street, the seat of the UK Prime Minister. It is “pointless” to continue negotiations next week if the EU is not ready to discuss the detailed legal text of a partnership.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously prepared his country’s economy for a hard Brexit from January 1, 2021.

► The EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is actually expected for further talks in London next week. But now Downing Street thinks that his trip will be pointless if the EU does not change its position.

It is time for Great Britain to “prepare for January 1st with arrangements that are more similar to those of Australia,” said Johnson in his address on Thursday. His country recently wanted a deal that was more similar to the EU’s relations with Canada.

At the same time, Chancellor Angela Merkel had given her a hand: The EU had asked London to continue to be willing to compromise in terms of an agreement, said Merkel on Friday night at the EU summit in Brussels. “That of course means that we too have to make compromises. Each side has its red lines. ”The summit had previously appealed to Great Britain to move forward in the negotiations.

Background: At the end of the year, the transition period in which Great Britain still applies EU rules will expire. The future relationship is currently being negotiated – so far without any result. Johnson had last set a deadline of October 15 for an agreement.

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