British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that Britain is likely to fail to fulfill the post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union (EU). Speaking for the first time after the meeting in Brussels, he said that now is the time for the preparation of a non-agreement between the organization and the people. The British media BBC reported this.
Johnson said negotiations between the two sides have not yet reached a consensus.
From 31 December, the United Kingdom will cease to comply with the trade policy of the European Union. As a result, the time to reach an effective agreement is running fast.
The British Prime Minister met Wednesday with European Commission Chairman Ursul von der Leyen. However, there was no major progress in their discussion.
Publicly, both sides are stable in their positions. Von der Lyon spoke of the need to immediately begin negotiations without wasting time. Johnson insisted there was no flaw in the deal’s effort. However, many EU leaders have made it clear that Britain must meet certain conditions to remain a member even after leaving the European Union.
Boris Johnson said on Wednesday morning that it was not possible for any Prime Minister to relinquish his sovereignty to Britain. Only when the European Union abandons that demand can be a good deal
On the same day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected that possibility. Speaking in the lower house of the German parliament, he said that no risk would be taken in Britain’s interests by undermining the EU’s internal market interests. To reach this market of 450 million buyers and customers, the European Union must adhere to labor, social and environmental standards.