Group: South London Friends Of Europe #FBPE

  • The UK trying to negotiate a trade deal..

    Citizen W @CitizenW Brixton updated 9 months ago

    The UK government is now outlining what they are trying to achieve in negotiations with the EU, and frankly I do not see any chance they can get what they want.
    Some interesting points:


    - Competition and subsidies should not be subject to the final agreement’s dispute resolution mechanism..
    Note: I see no way the EU is prepared to exclude such a crucial part from the resolution mechanism.


    - A separate agreement on fisheries that would allow for annual negotiations

    Note: That would set up a fight over fishing every year.


    - An agreement on equivalence on financial services to be decided before the end of June.


    Note: Again I do not see how that can work without the UK commit to a long term regulatory environment that mirrors the EU or is in sync with EU regulators, especially in regards to tax havens.


    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/27/uk-says-it-will-consider-walking-away-from-brexit-talks-in-june

    • I have a theory that the reason the ERG went quiet was because they were promised a no deal crashout..

Group Description

South London Friends Of Europe #FBPE

Pro Europe South London Citizens