Monday, 18 July 2016

Trade Deals for U.K.


David Davis, the Secretary of State for Brexit has dismissed Jean-Claude Juncker's warnings about our starting trade negotiations with other countries until we have formally left the E.U.  because trade talks are currently the exclusive preserve of Brussels. In his words, David Davis said 'What are they going to do? Throw us out? They can't tell us who to talk to.'

It will be interesting to see what happens to all the E.U. migrants who are already here in the U.K. Ideally they would be allowed to stay, but a date may be set, after which any recent E.U. migrants may have to return.

Already a number of countries, at least ten, have announced that they want to start trade negotiations as soon as possible and I personally cannot see how they or we would want to wait another two years to make this happen.  Theresa May spoke to the Prime Minister of Australia over the weekend. I think it's only a matter of some 6 months before a trade deal is done with one of the interested parties.

Boris Johnson, currently in Brussels for the first time, has assured the leaders of Europe that the U.K. is not leaving Europe, merely leaving the European Union - not the same thing at all.

This is my personal diary of events following Brexit. Why am I writing it? Because I want to look back in years to come and know that we did the right thing.



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