Cabinet Minister Michael Gove will hold emergency talks in London on Thursday with EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic to discuss the content of the law. The bill contains the words “notwithstanding” – which actually means that this legislation sets aside a law that we have already agreed to. Theresa May`s government has clearly seen the implementation of Brexit as a damage-reduction exercise and has not accepted it as an opportunity, as a fresh start. The government has worked hand-in-hand with remain elements of the British establishment and in roadmaps with Brussels and foreign powers to develop the famous 2018 Chequers agreement, the basis of the withdrawal agreement. The agreement defines and provides the personal breadth of citizens, family members, border workers, host countries and nationals. Article 11 deals with continuity of stay and Article 12 deals with non-discrimination (i.e., it would be prohibited to discriminate on the basis of nationality). The British government`s insistence on sovereignty and the desire to “take back control” has also led EU negotiators to continue to pursue and demand certain conditions for Britain to gain access to the internal market. Beyond tariffs and tariffs, non-financial barriers – plant and animal health rules, rules of origin, hygiene standards, etc. – are essential.
From January, the European Union will have the right to introduce all kinds of border controls at the bloc with Britain. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo told the BBC that the adjustments could be “particularly painful” for some sectors. The EU wants to continue to forge a close partnership with the UK. We believe that it is possible to reach a fruitful agreement on the basis of the political declaration. However, it is important that we prepare for all possible outcomes of the negotiations. This includes preparing not to reach an agreement. The most important elements of the draft agreement are: “We are disappointed by the continued lack of mutual commitment of the unified party to the fundamental principles and interests of the EU,” says the MEPs` statement, signed by the leaders of six political groups across the spectrum. “The European Parliament calls on the Kingdom to cooperate constructively with the EU and to find compromises that are in the interest of our citizens and businesses on both sides,” he added. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened to withdraw from trade negotiations with the European Union if no deal is reached by mid-October. He also hinted that he might withdraw from the Northern Ireland Protocol. “I don`t think they are,” he said. Johnson later added to the hearing: “It is always possible that I am wrong, and perhaps they will prove my suspicions wrong.” The bill expressly states that these powers should apply, even if they are inconsistent with international law.
The withdrawal agreement came into force on 1 February 2020, after being adopted on 17 October 2019, at the same time as the political declaration setting the framework for the future partnership between the EU and the UK. However, another MP who supports Johnson said: “There was nothing revolutionary. The mood of the party is to continue with [Brexit]… The government must do this because Europe is absolutely appalling. “Britain does not break the treaties.