Negotiations and more negotiations: Six Brexit deals that Theresa May must strike

Negotiations and more negotiations, year after year. That will be the main business of Theresa May’s government for the foreseeable future.

Britain’s exit from the EU will require at least six interlocking sets of negotiations, and they will take much longer and be far more complicated than most British politicians realise.

One negotiation will cover Britain’s exit from the EU, the second a free trade agreement (FTA) on future economic ties, the third interim cover for the British economy before the FTA enters into force, the fourth accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the fifth a set of deals to replace the 53 FTAs that bind the EU and other countries, and the sixth an agreement on co-operation in foreign, defence and security policies.

Source: Negotiations and more negotiations: Six Brexit deals that Theresa May must strike | British Politics and Policy at LSE

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3 thoughts on “Negotiations and more negotiations: Six Brexit deals that Theresa May must strike

  1. Barry Davies

    Oh negotiations with foreign governments, nothing new there then, The FTA should kick in as soon as we formally leave, because out of the customs union which goes hand in hand with the single market we will have to impose the same tariffs as for the rest of the world meaning for 164 nations we will be a better trading partner and for the 27 rEU a worse one. That is all assuming the eu acts like a petulant child sticks out its bottom lip and stamps it foot because we are leaving. We won’t need any deal regarding co operation in defence and security we are in NATO.

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