UK government position on the EU negotiations

I have received a briefing note on the ongoing EU negotiations about the shape of Britain's relations with our former EU partners after the transition period expires at the end of this year, which reads as follows.

"The Government’s chief EU negotiator has set out how we will NOT compromise on any issues that jeopardise UK sovereignty.

  • Since we left the EU on 31 January, delivering on our promise to get Brexit done, we have been seeking a new relationship with the EU. We are simply asking for the kind of deal the EU has agreed with others before, like Canada.
  • But as David Frost has made clear, the EU’s rigid approach to issues like fisheries and state aid is making a reaching a mutually beneficial agreement difficult. We will not agree to any EU demand which forces us to give up our rights as an independent state.
  • We will continue to approach these negotiations constructively, seeking a Canada-style deal. Success depends on the EU recognising that the UK is a sovereign equal. If they do not recognise that then we will leave with an Australia-style deal."


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