London and Brussels continue to pull the rope in the ‘Brexit’ negotiation, although at this point neither one nor the other know if there is still some of that negotiation. Monday in the House of Commons, Michael Gove, The minister in charge of government action in Parliament and preparations after leaving the European Union, reiterated that the United Kingdom will only resume trade negotiations ‘post-Brexit’ if the European Union changes direction. “There is no point in continuing to negotiate. As long as the EU maintains its position, these discussions will not make sense.”
Gove repeated verbatim the defiant message launched last Friday by Boris Johnson and asked the country to prepare for an agreement like Australia’s, that is, a rupture by the brave, without more. As he intervened, he seemed unaware that the chief negotiators, the British David Frost and the representative of the EU, Michael Barnier, they had agreed after a telephone conversation to start working on the legal texts to rekindle the conversations.
“I confirmed that the EU is still available to intensify talks in London this week, on all issues and based on legal texts & rdquor; said Barnier’s tweet that the British interpreted as a kind of concession. Gove, already informed, passed the ultimatum to welcome the “constructive movement on the part of the European Union & rdquor ;.
The United Kingdom will leave the customs union on December 31 and the British Government insists that this date is final.