The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, leave it to the European Union the possibility of a last minute commercial agreement with the United Kingdom. In a televised message Johnson has called on the British “to prepare” for a Brexit without a trade deal with the 27 when the transitional period after London’s departure from the EU ends.
Johnson has loaded all responsibility from Lack of compromise to Brussels, accusing them of not wanting to offer the United Kingdom a pact like the one forged with Canada. “Since they have seriously refused to negotiate in recent months, I have come to the conclusion that we must be ready for January 1 with more Australia, based on the simple global principle of free market, “he said.” So it is time for our companies to be ready, our carriers to be ready and our travelers to be ready. ”
However, Johnson has not broken the negotiations but demands a “fundamental change of direction”, to move forward, although he fears that this will not happen. “It is not what it seems after what was heard at the summit,” he added.
Breakup without agreement
The prime minister has already been warning the British, and especially businesses, for months that prepare for a no-deal breakup. He also defiantly announced in the past that, if by October 15 there was no possibility of a deal on the horizon and the situation had not been unlocked, the United Kingdom I would definitely leave the negotiating table. Now however he has left the door ajar and in Brussels they are preparing to travel to London, with an intense week of negotiations ahead.
Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes maneuvers continue to reach an understanding on the two most serious points of friction: the Community fishing quotas in British waters and guarantees on state subsidies to UK companies, in order to avoid possible unfair competition.