UK Lays the Brexit Line on the EU: October 15 or 'Move On'

Mish

Either the EU makes a deal with the UK by Oct 15, or there won't be a deal.

October 15 or 'Move On' 

The UK left the EU on January 31. The terms of Brexit allowed for a temporary deal, a complete package with a framework, or a WTO fallback deal frequently described as "hard Brexit". 

The UK and EU have until the end of this year to do something or a WTO hard Brexit kicks in.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fed up with EU demands on fishing rights, immigration, and state aid.

Today, Johnson laid it on the line. His latest stance is October 15 or 'Move On' 

“If we can’t agree by then, then I do not see that there will be a free trade agreement between us, and we should both accept that and move on,” he will say, according to comments released by his office.  

If no deal is agreed, Britain would have a trading relationship with the bloc like Australia’s, which would be “a good outcome”, Johnson will say.

“As a government we are preparing, at our borders and at our ports, to be ready for it,” he will say. “We will have full control over our laws, our rules, and our fishing waters.”

EU Overestimates Its Hand, Again and Again

Once again the EU overestimated its hand.

The EU never thought the referendum would pass. When it did pass the EU never thought that the UK would actually leave or if it did, then leaving would be EU terms.

Even after the landslide election, the EU was sure Johnson would not walk away, because it was 27 nations vs. 1 and supposedly 27 nations have the advantage.

Lesson of the Day

When 27 nations have to agree to something to get it  done, guess what? It doesn't get done.

Either the EU bends on fishing rights and other rule changes or the UK walks.

The UK needs to get as far away from the EU nannycrats as possible. 

There is still time for a deal, but but it will not be the one-sided affair envisioned by the EU.

Kudos to Boris Johnson for his stance.

Mish

Comments (47)
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Quark711
Quark711

It's refreshing to see the leader of a country stand up for its citizens and it's sovereignty, but that automatically makes him a racist, right?

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

As I understand it, with no deal dont millions of brits living in Spain, France, etc get kicked out and sent back to the UK? Also seems like many auto firms are pulling out of uk and moving to eu based operations to avoid wto rules. Sounds a whole lot like “Trump winning” to me.

rojogrande
rojogrande

I miss Avidremainer.

Quatloo
Quatloo

Not sure how the EU thinks Barnier is doing a good job. They will learn the hard way.

Invigilator
Invigilator

As routinely pointed out there is a huge gap in 'values and standards' between northern EU and southern. Which is partially mirrored in the southern US; particularly with reference to race.
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Most obvious in the south Europe being the gap between the elite who, being of ex-Fascist and Islamic origin make the decisions and the oiks who, as for centuries, must accept these decisions or emigrate.

It seems incredible that the retarded southern EU can sign up to EU workplace rules and regulations based upon the evolved EU's two centuries (such as the UK's) development in workers Rights yet, even today tens of millions of lifetime employees are not even, and never have been, "on the books". They still have no workers Rights! Never having existed in the workplace they still have no pension, no sickness benefit - nothing to get them through Covid19.

Brexit is in part is about the British getting pig sick of this endless pretence to follow Fundamental Rights and Freedoms - particularly obvious in the stunningly retarded "Contra os Bretoes" Portugal.

RayLopez
RayLopez

According to a Bloomberg guest today, the Johnson stance is much ado about nothing, that will negatively impact the UK, and in a couple of years time the UK will come crawling back to the EU begging for a deal. We'll see. The UK is becoming more and more irrelevant everyday anyway.

humna909
humna909

I'm sorry Mish but the coverage of this issue on this site is exceedingly poor. The Boris is leading the UK into are deep deep hole.

Don't take my word on it. http://eureferendum.com/

A half decade long blog from somebody wanted UK independence and then has been completely dismayed at the result. Sort of like your support for Trump and then realisation that he was not the leader you had hoped him to be.

GeorgeWP
GeorgeWP

The majority of people of British descent live somewhere else. Big hint. The few that remain in that grey and decrepit class ridden place delude themselves that they are still important.

numike
numike

Boris Johnson is drawing up legislation that will override the Brexit withdrawal agreement on Northern Ireland, a move that threatens the collapse of crunch talks which the prime minister has said must be completed within five weeks.

Johnson will put an ultimatum to negotiators this week, saying the UK and Europe must agree a post-Brexit trade deal by 15 October or Britain will walk away for good.

But progress on the already fragile talks will be threatened by plans revealed on Sunday for the UK government to publish a controversial section of the internal market bill on Wednesday that will intentionally try to unpick parts of the withdrawal agreement signed in January. It will include elements of the special arrangements for Northern Ireland that are legally binding.

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

I live in the USA.
I thought Brexit was idiotic and I still think so.
But, some Brits (old, white) think they are special.
I think the eventual fallout will be: united Ireland, Scotland exit.
But, then, England will be able to sell bananas in pounds and not be forced to price in kilos.

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

Many people here seem to think that the only option is a fairweather PARASITIC INSTITUTE composed of worthless, grossly overpaid, mostly failed national politicians, pedantically making decisions based upon equally grossly overpaid crony's consulting firms taking into account well paying multinationals' interests.....PATHETIC ...and yes I know similar things happen on a national level too, but that doesn t mean we need a motley umbrella organisation on top op that, does it ?

Rivendel
Rivendel

Seriously Mish, I like you a lot and have been reading you for years but on Europe, like most american folks, you have no clue at all. We can't care less about what Britain will decide, we have already moved on. I can't wait to pick the 2nd homes Brits will resell at a cheap price.


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