Brexit warning: How to “patched-up compromise that saw the UK give France” | EN | News


The prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been established from the outset that the brexit process would be completed by 31 December. The EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, pleaded with the united KINGDOM for an extension, but yesterday, but this week, the President of the European Commission, and Ursula von der Leyen conceded as a result, with or without agreement, the united KINGDOM will be to the outside of the block by the end of the year. The representatives of both parties have stressed that the discussions are stalling, they are trying to agree on the bloc of rights to fishing and a “so-called ” level playing field”.

The BBC’s Europe editor Katya Adler explained earlier this month that “without a compromise of the two sides, there will be no trade agreement, come to the end of the year.”However, she added: “But political rhetoric aside, Boris Johnson, and the leaders of the EU want an agreement.

“It makes economic sense. This does not mean a deal is certain. But the UK is not to walk away from talks this month, either, as he has threatened to do.”

As the two sides prepare for the intensification of negotiations in July, a return in the BBC report reveals how a compromise has caused a lot of “discontent” between the UK and the EU in the past.

The journalist Paul Reynolds wrote to a BBC article in 2005, entitled: “the UK’s EU reign marked by compromise.”

He was commenting on the united KINGDOM’s six month presidency of the European Union, where the former Prime Minister and keen europhile Tony Blair took over the rotating role.

Mr. Reynolds wrote: “the British presidency of The EU has staggered to the end of its six months with a success on the budget, that he left late and almost forgotten.”

Mr Blair agreed in 2002 of a package of agricultural expenditure between 2007 and 2013.

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However, this has ended up by giving France a “lock” on these negotiations, leading the Prime Minister in a difficult position as he tried to open the expenditure again, in exchange for the abandonment of the portion of the rebate.

It was Margaret Thatcher win her first league, where it was a clause that meant that the united KINGDOM has obtained two-thirds of the difference between what it pays and what it gets out of the budget.

Mr Reynolds said: “In the end, Mr Blair had obtained a review of EU spending before the budget ends in 2013 — and has had to give up a portion of the increase of the delivery that will take place anyway as the overall budget increases.

“It was a patched-up sort of affair with no great passion behind it. “

Mr. Reynolds pointed out how the French President Jacques Chirac has praised Mr Blair for his “courage”, which was “a sure sign that London had given something”.

The reporter has also concluded that Mr. Blair to try for the presidency was an argument against the rotating presidency of the EU.

He wrote: “For a country that seeks to give a direction to the 25 members [now 27] group while protecting its own national interests, as great Britain had to do, this time, was almost painful to watch.”

The current Croatian presidency will end this month, next month, it will be sent to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have an impact on the likelihood of “brexit” case.


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