The European Union is now offering a “status quo transition without institutional representation” from March 2019 until the end of 2020.
The transition period under the EU’s latest policy would last for 21 months. This is less than the 24 months the Prime Minister wanted.
This policy is keeping the UK within the EU but without an ‘institutional representation’.
European Union's deputy Brexit negotiator Sabine Weyand says the EU is offering the UK "status quo transition without institutional representation" until the end of 2020 after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) January 29, 2018
The EU insists that the UK should continue to abide by all of the bloc’s rules, including any new ones that are introduced during the implementation period.
Brexit Secretary David Davis has said: “a way of resolving concerns if laws are deemed to run contrary to our interests and we have not had our say.”
“It’s very, very important”
“if there are new laws that affect us, we have the means to resolve any issues during that period.”
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said:
“There is obviously going to be a negotiation on what the implementation period looks like”
“The formal directives will be released this afternoon. This will be a negotiation and there will naturally be some distance in the detail of our starting positions.
“I think there is broad agreement on the principle of an implementation period being in the interests of both sides, but on the specific detail, you would expect there to be some differences. That is obviously what will be negotiated.”
Donald Tusk boasts: UK will be POWERLESS during transitional period
The President of the EU Council Donald Tusk has effectively boasted that the United Kingdom will be POWERLESS during the so-called Brexit transition period.
Ever gracious in victory.
According to a report in Breitbart:
Cabinet Remainers are “delighted” with the series of massive concessions Theresa May has made in Brussels, with the President of the EU Council bragging the UK will be effectively powerless during the two-year transition period.
Donald Tusk boasted that the deal would mean the UK would be stripped of her decision-making powers in the bloc during the transition period but would still be subject to its laws, demanding the supposedly sovereign nation “will respect the whole of EU law including new law.
“It will respect budgetary commitments; it will respect judicial oversight; and of course all related obligations,” he added.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker likewise celebrated the plan to give EU citizens superior rights to British nationals, saying: “Brexit created great uncertainty for [EU] citizens and for their families.
“Today we bring back the certainty… We have made sure that their rights will remain the same after the UK has left the European Union.”
This is all well and good, but the fact remains that the people of the United Kingdom have been well and truly sold down the river by this utter capitulation to Brussels.
Both Remainers and Leavers alike have been shafted by Theresa May bending over backwards for the privilege of sending the EU tens of millions of pounds in a Brexit settlement.