‘We HAVE left’ Rishi Sunak says Brexit cannot be stopped-UK to meet Barnier within days

‘We HAVE left’ Rishi Sunak says Brexit cannot be stopped-UK to meet Barnier within days

The Chancellor revealed that David Frost has held talks with the European Union this week in a bid to set out clarifications on the final terms of Britain’s exit. Mr Sunak predicted that negotiations with the EU will continue throughout April and May as the UK agrees to the final terms of its departure from the trading bloc. 

Mr Sunak said: “We have left the European Union.

“That has happened. What we are doing now is just negotiating the final terms of our trading arrangements.

“That work is carrying on.

“David Frost held talks earlier this week with his deputy counterpart over at the EU.

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“They have exchanged legal texts and set out clarifications about what they both want from each other.

“David is talking to his direct counterpart either late this week or next week to plan the next steps for the meetings and continue negotiations over April and May.

“So we remain committed to the timeline of concluding those talks and that negotiation. 

“That work is happening albeit over video conference rather than in person. 

“So I think that is pretty clear.”

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Published at Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:45:00 +0000