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Brexit: The EU is ready to extend the transition period

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The EU is ready to extend the transitional period after UK if Britain wants Donald Tusk to say.

The current length of the transition period – designed to level the way from Brexit to Britain and the EU’s future permanent relationship &#821

1; is 21 months.

But the two sides failed to reach a deal, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed extending this transition period for a few months.

Some Brexit campaigns oppose the United Kingdom are bound to EU rules longer.

And an EU source told the BBC that it would need “financial consequences” if Britain extended the transition period.

At a press conference at the end of the Brussels summit, Tusk said that if “Britain decided an extension of the transitional period would help to reach an agreement, I am sure that leaders would be ready to consider this positively.”

Ms. May said earlier that the extension of the transitional period was a new idea that had arisen in negotiations and was not expected to be used.

The United Kingdom leaves the EU in March and the current plan is for a 21 month transition period designed to cover the gap between Brexit and the permanent future relationship between the United States and the United States in place.

Mrs May addressed her 27 European counterparts on Wednesday night and invited them to give rise to and terminate the current Brexit death state.

On Thursday morning, Mrs May said that Britain had already made a proposal to avoid the need to return to the borders of Northern Ireland or a customs border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

She adds: “A further idea that has emerged – and that’s an idea at this stage – is to create an option to extend the implementation period for a few months – and that would only be a matter of months.”

“But the intention is that this is not expected to be used because we are working to ensure that we have the future relationship by the end of December 2020.”

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What is the matter?

The United Kingdom will leave the EU on March 29, 2019, and the transitional period that Mrs May prefers to call the implementation period is designed to slow the way to a future permanent relationship.

During this transition period, which is expected to end on December 31, 2020, Britain’s relationship with the EU will remain broadly the same.

The United Kingdom has signed the principle that an Irish border should agree “backstop” – an insurance policy aimed at preventing customs control – if there is a gap between the transition period and the future permanent relationship enters into force.

The problem is that the two sides do not yet agree what

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Reaction to the thought of a longer transition

Ask if he would support a longer transition Worker Jeremy Corbyn said: “The Prime Minister has taken this mess by not reaching any meaningful agreements with the EU.”

Brexiteers were not impressed, with conservative backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg who told Sk y News it was “a pretty bad attempt to kick the can under the road”.

Campaign Leave Leave Leave Leave a comment that a longer transition would give the EU zero incentive to negotiate something and give Brussels the power to force what they want in Britain. “

In view of BBC Radio 4’s daily program, former Conservative Secretary Nick Boles described this period as “desperate last move” and warned that Mrs May lost the Tory party’s support.

Another former minister, Remain voting Nicky Morgan, said an extension would be “unhelpful” and would leave Britain in a “Brexit holding pattern”.

State Minister David Lidington said that the cost of extending the transitional period would have to “be released” during the negotiations.

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that a longer transitional period was not a substitute for a concrete backstop agreement.

But he said that the thought would have some merit and adding “if it helped to ensure that backstop would never be activated, that would be a positive thing.”

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