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PM urges EU to drop demands or we walk out of trade talks

by LLB Reporter
27th Feb 20 2:23 pm

Boris Johnson has said he will walk out of trade talks with Brussels unless the bloc stops their demands for their rules and red tape to continue.

The government set out a 30 page mandate which rejects the bloc’s demands for a continuing “level playing field” on regulations and standards.

The government gave a stark warning to Brussels to stop indulging in stonewalling tactics, “If that does not seem to be the case at the June meeting, the government will need to decide whether the UK’s attention should move from negotiations and focus solely on continuing domestic preparations to exit the transition period in an orderly time table.”

The Whitehall document says, “a vision of a relationship based on friendly cooperation between sovereign equals with both parties respecting one another’s legal autonomy and right to manage their own resources as they see fit.

“That means that we will not agree to any obligations for our laws to be aligned with the EU’s, or for the EU’s institutions, including the Court of Justice, to have any jurisdiction in the UK.”

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