Brexit trade deal finally done following ‘fierce’ negotiations


Brexit trade deal finally done following ‘fierce’ negotiations

It was no surprise to learn that fishing was being haggled over to the end of these long and painful negotiations.

It was one of the main sticking points between the UK and EU and both sides have had to make compromises.

However, the UK and the EU have finally been able to strike a deal on Christmas Eve.

The Prime Minister, speaking at his recent press conference, said:

“There has been many people who have told us that the challenges of the Covid pandemic made this work impossible and that we should extend the transition period”.

“I have rejected that approach, because beating Covid is our number 1 national priority”.

“I wanted to end any extra uncertainty and give our county the best possible chance of bouncing back strongly next year”.

“I am very pleased to tell you this afternoon that we have completed the biggest trade deal yet, worth £660 billion a year, a Canada style, free trade deal between the UK and the EU”.

“A deal that will protect jobs across this country, a deal that will allow UK goods to be sold without tariffs, a deal which will, if anything allow our companies and exporters to do even more business with our EU friends”.

“We’ve taken back control of our laws”.

“From Jan 1st…British laws will be made solely by the British parliament, interpreted by UK judges sitting in UK courts”.

“We will be able to decide how and where we are going to stimulate new jobs and new hope”.|

“Cherish our landscapes and our environment in the way we choose, backing our farmers and backing British food and agricultural production”.

“For the first time since 1973, we will be an independent Costal State, with full control of our waters, with the UK’s share of fish in our waters rising substantially from roughly half today, to closer to 2/3 in 5 and 1/2 years time”.

“To get ready for that moment, fishing communities will be helped with a big £100 million programme to modernise their fleets and industry”.

“I want to stress that although the arguments were sometimes fierce, this is, i believe, a good deal for the whole of Europe and our friends and partners as well”.

“I want to thank President Ursula von der Leyen, our brilliant negotiators led by Lord Frost and Michel Barnier on the EU’s side and many others”.

“This deal means certainty”.

“We will be your friend, your ally, your supporter and indeed never let it be forgotten, your number 1 market”.

“This country will remain culturally, emotionally, historically, geologically attached to the EU”.

“Happy Christmas to you all, that’s the good news from Brussels, now for the sprouts”.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, whilst speaking at her own press conference, expressed:

“We have finally found an agreement”.

“This agreement will write history”.

She added:

“In the fishery field, i think we made a huge step forward and got a very good agreement”.

Ms von der Leyen says stated that she felt “quiet satisfaction and relief”, whilst admitting that “parting is such sweet sorrow”.

She concluded by saying:

“What we call the beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning”.

Photo: Boris Johnson on Twitter.

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