Transition Deal: Good News and Bad News

The good news:

  • Transition ends New Year’s Eve 2020, three months earlier than expected
  • Britain will be able to negotiate, sign and ratify trade deals during the transition period
  • Gibraltar explicitly in the deal
  • International agreements / EU trade deals to continue during transition
  • joint committee to make sure both sides act in good faith during transition
  • death of EU’s punishment clause
  • agreement on financial settlement locked in

The less good news for the government:

  • We only get to “consult” on fishing during the year of 2020
  • “Full regulatory alignment” backstop in Northern Ireland must form part of the legal text
  • Climbdown on letting new EU citizens arriving during transition have identical rights as before

Most Tory Brexiteers will be on board, the fishing result could have been better but this is another step towards Brexit…


Euro News



Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Soros on the pan-European elections to the EU parliament…

“It is difficult to see how the pro-European parties can emerge victorious from the election in May unless they put Europe’s interests ahead of their own. One can still make a case for preserving the EU in order radically to reinvent it. But that would require a change of heart in the EU. The current leadership is reminiscent of the politburo when the Soviet Union collapsed – continuing to issue ukazes as if they were still relevant.”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.
“Institute for Public Interest News” is a Bad Idea “Institute for Public Interest News” is a Bad Idea
Humphrys Interviews Naked Remainer Humphrys Interviews Naked Remainer