Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

EU Demands UK Act in 'Good Faith' in Brexit Treaty Revision

EU Demands UK Act in 'Good Faith' in Brexit Treaty Revision

The withdrawal agreement in December has allowed this to progress so far, the EU Summit later this month will be very interesting to determine where we are headed next for Sterling. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed the proposal suggested by Theresa May that once Brexit has kicked in, those wishing to cross the Irish border will have to register in advance of doing so, in order to avoid checks and delays.

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said: "As far as the European Parliament is concerned, the principles governing our future relations are clear: single market integrity must be preserved, a third country can not be treated more favourably than an EU member state and a level playing field is essential". Everyone involved in the talks say a hard border is not what they want but how to avoid that is proving a conundrum given that May has said the United Kingdom will leave the single market and customs union.

But he believes there won't be a return to the violence of the past in Northern Ireland.

It will include a call for no reduction in social and democratic rights in Northern Ireland after Brexit.

"I object in the strongest possible terms to people who have limited experience of the Troubles in Northern Ireland throwing threats of violence around as some kind of bargaining chip in this negotiating process", said Mrs Foster - a thinly veiled rebuke to former prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major, who have raised the prospect of civil war in Ulster as a pretext for reversing or watering down Brexit.

'It is important that we respect the EU's legal order, and of course our own, when European Union treaties and European Union law no longer apply to the United Kingdom'. "We can only achieve this if all sides work together". It ensured an open border where communities, people, and goods could freely cross from one side to the other: now, this border is nearly invisible.

The EU has told the financial sector to prepare for a smooth or hard Brexit, even if the bloc's aim is to obtain a good trade agreement with Britain, he added.

The Ulster Unionist MEP will, alongside his party leader Robin Swann, meet with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and its chief Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt in Strasbourg tomorrow.

"This resolution now before the European Parliament is hugely significant as is goes further in recognising that a special solution is needed for the North as a result of Brexit", she said.

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