Brexit: Boris Johnson says countries queuing adult for trade deals

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Other countries are “queuing up” to pointer trade deals with a UK once it leaves a EU, Boris Johnson has said.


The unfamiliar secretary also pronounced a UK would not be “hauling adult a drawbridge” notwithstanding new emigration controls betrothed by Theresa May.

Mrs May set out her Brexit plan – that includes pulling out of a EU singular marketplace – in a debate on Tuesday.

She also warned a EU not to try to “punish” a UK, observant she would travel divided unless a right understanding was offered.

In his initial greeting to a speech, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker betrothed to work to safeguard Brexit talks are carried out “according to a manners and they produce good results”.

He added: “I acquire a clarifications given by Mrs May, yet we pronounced to her final night that a debate will not launch a negotiations.”

With only over dual months to go before a UK supervision is due to get talks underneath way, Mr Johnson wrote in a Daily Telegraph that a UK would “no longer have a trade process run by a EU commission”.

He added: “That means – crucially – that we will be means to do new giveaway trade deals with countries around a world. They are already queuing up.

“Under EU rules, we are not rigourously authorised to negotiate these new treaties until we leave. But there is zero to contend that ideas can't be pencilled in.”

Media captionBrexit secretary David Davis tells Today negotiations will interpretation after dual years with a best probable deal

EU leaders have begun to broach their verdicts on Mrs May’s speech.

Before Mr Juncker spoke, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, whose nation now has presidency of a EU, warned: “We wish a satisfactory understanding for a United Kingdom, yet that understanding indispensably needs to be defective to membership.

“Thinking it can be differently would prove a unconcern from reality.”

The Czech Republic’s Secretary of State for EU Affairs, Tomas Prouza, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme it was critical that a Brexit understanding “makes clarity for both sides”.

Downing Street pronounced European leaders oral to by Mrs May in a array of phone calls had welcomed a “clarity” of her plans.

In her speech, Mrs May pronounced she did not wish to “undermine” a EU or a singular market, yet she warned opposite perplexing to “punish” a UK.

She suggested a UK could cut a corporate taxation rates to contest with a EU if denied entrance to a singular market, and hinted that she could travel divided from talks if not happy, observant that “no understanding for Britain is improved than a bad understanding for Britain”.

Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Labour personality Jeremy Corbyn pronounced Mrs May’s “implied threat” to spin a UK into a “low-corporation taxation haven” was an “odd approach of coming a constructive attribute with a whole continent”.


Analysis – By Laura Kuenssberg, BBC domestic editor

Since a referendum Theresa May and her ministers have simply refused to be so explicit.

For months, some ministers have secretly whispered about formidable solutions that competence keep elements of membership – a choices not being binary, mechanisms that competence give a arrange of membership with a opposite name.

Well, no more. The elementary and transparent summary from Theresa May’s debate this morning is that we are out.

Read Laura’s blog here


Another pivotal partial of a primary minister’s debate was her guarantee that Parliament would get to opinion on a final Brexit deal.

Asked what would occur if MPs and peers deserted it, Brexit Secretary David Davis told Today: “They won’t opinion it down. This traffic will succeed. It will succeed.”

The supervision says it will plead Article 50 by a finish of March, with discussions set to final adult to dual years after that.

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer told BBC Breakfast there was “no mandate” for Mrs May’s “bargain groundwork taxation breakwater threat”, that he pronounced would make people poorer and be “totally inconsistent” with a insurance of “workers’ rights and a fairer Britain”.

But he added: “What she did say, though, that was important, is that she intends to have as one of her objectives tariff-free entrance to a singular market… that is unequivocally critical for business.”


What a newspapers contend about May’s speech

In a headline, a Times sums adult a primary minister’s summary to a EU as “Give us a satisfactory understanding or you’ll be crushed”.

Meanwhile, a Brexit-supporting Daily Mail draws parallels with Margaret Thatcher, observant Mrs May exhibited a “steel of a new Iron Lady”.

The Guardian, that opposite Brexit in a referendum, found a debate a “doubly joyless event” – a existence check for those who wish to keep a UK in a singular marketplace while being riddled with a possess strain of “global fantasy”.

The Financial Times praises a primary minister’s “bold vision” yet warns that a highway forward will be perilous.

The Sun’s front page is mocked adult as a Biblical inscription of mill temperament a single-word title “Brexodus”.

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Liberal Democrat personality Tim Farron said: “Ripping us out of a singular marketplace was not something due to a British people. This is a burglary of democracy.”

UKIP personality Paul Nuttall pronounced he feared a “slow-motion Brexit”, adding: “We wish this finished quickly.”

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon claimed withdrawal a singular marketplace would be “economically catastrophic”.

She hinted during a second autonomy referendum, observant Scotland – that voted opposite Brexit – should have “the ability to select between that and a opposite future”.


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