london (reuters) – the united states will require a transition period to break out of the european union, but it must not be a “back door” to prevent the brexit wrote british ministers of finance and trade in a common platform to be published on sunday in the sunday telegraph.
“we believe that a limited transitional period in time is important to protect our national interests and to provide greater clarity to the enterprises, but it can not be unlimited; it doesn’t have to be a back door to stay in the eu”, says philip hammond and liam fox.
the ministers reiterated that britain leaves the european union, but also the customs union and the single market, in march 2019, the prime minister, theresa may was instituted.
liam fox is one of the most pro brexit, philip hammond, one of the most pro european, the common platform seems to be bringing a rapprochement between the two trends within the government.
hammond had angered supporters of the brexit raising the prospect of a very gradual exit would have maintained the status quo on critical issues, such as immigration, after march 2019 until 2022.
they propose that the united kingdom was during the period of transition, the status of “third country”, and is no longer part of the european treaties, in the hope that the border will continue to operate normally, and that companies can hire employees in europe.
“we are all committed, during this period, the united kingdom will be outside the single market and outside the customs union and a third country not a member of the eu treaties,” they say.
“during this period, our borders have to continue to work with the property fluidity, purchased over the internet will continue to cross borders, companies must be able to supply customers in the eu as a whole, and our innovative groups, and world leaders need to be able to hire the talent they need, including in the european union,” it added.
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