May to set out UK 'tests' for Brexit deal

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Prime Minister Theresa May will set out 5 “tests” for a destiny UK-EU understanding and oath to “bring a republic together” in a vital debate on Friday.

The “deepest possible” giveaway trade understanding is “achievable” since it is in both EU and UK interests, she will argue.

But it contingency be an “enduring solution” that respects a referendum result, protects jobs and “strengthens a kinship of nations”.

Donald Tusk warned that “friction” in trade was “inevitable” after Brexit.

The European Council boss told a primary apportion in talks during Downing Street on Thursday: “There can be no frictionless trade outward of a etiquette kinship and a singular market.”

Mrs May has ruled out stability UK membership of a singular marketplace and etiquette kinship after Brexit and has deserted an EU devise to keep Northern Ireland in a EU etiquette area to equivocate a tough limit with a Republic of Ireland.

But Mr Tusk told her she indispensable to come adult with “a improved idea” that would be “as effective in preventing a tough border”.

The UK is due to leave a EU on 29 Mar 2019 though it wants a transition duration durability around dual years after that, dictated to well-spoken a approach to a destiny post-Brexit attribute between a UK and a EU.

The primary apportion will give some-more sum of what a UK wants for a destiny attribute in a keynote residence in London.

‘Take control’

She will oath to pierce a republic behind together “taking into comment a views of everybody who cares about this issue, from both sides of a debate”.


By Laura Kuenssberg, BBC domestic editor

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After some-more than a year of a UK supervision being indicted of aiming for an impractical selling list from Brussels, anticipating for lots of cake and eating each final crumb, on Friday – to occupy a tired embellishment – a member of a Cabinet told me it will feel like “Theresa May being honest with a public”, finish with some “hard truths”.

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Mrs May is approaching to set out 5 tests to beam a UK in negotiations:

  • That any understanding contingency honour a referendum outcome
  • That any understanding contingency not mangle down
  • That any understanding contingency strengthen jobs and confidence
  • That any understanding contingency be “consistent with a kind of republic we wish to be” – modern, outward-looking and tolerant
  • That any agreement contingency pierce a republic together

She will contend a EU referendum outcome was a opinion to “take control of a borders, laws and money” though was “not a opinion for a apart attribute with a neighbours”.

And Mrs May will contend a new agreement contingency continue so a UK and EU can “forge forward with building a improved destiny for a people, not find ourselves behind during a negotiating list since things have damaged down”.

She will highlight that a UK aims to be “a republic of pioneers, innovators, explorers and creators… a republic that celebrates a story and diversity” and “meets a obligations to a nearby neighbours and distant off friends”. And any agreement contingency “strengthen a kinship of nations” and pierce a republic together.

‘Unique starting point’

On a pivotal emanate of post-Brexit trade and a mercantile partnership, Mrs May will say: “I wish a broadest and deepest probable agreement, covering some-more sectors and co-operating some-more entirely than any giveaway trade agreement anywhere in a universe today.

“I trust that is practicable since it is in a EU’s interests as good as ours and since of a singular starting point, where on day one we both have a same laws and rules.

Media captionDonald Tusk pronounced his ride was ‘not frictionless’

“So rather than carrying to pierce dual opposite systems closer together, a charge will be to conduct a attribute once we are dual apart authorised systems.”

Cabinet ministers have suggested Friday’s debate by Mrs May will give a EU a clarity that it has been seeking about what kind of trade attribute a UK wants after a depart in Mar subsequent year.

In an apparent benefaction to a EU forward of a speech, a supervision pronounced EU nationals entrance to a UK during a transition duration after Brexit, approaching to final dual years, would be means to request for unfixed leave to remain.

Meanwhile Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has indicted a EU of “proposing something that would pierce down a British supervision if it were accepted” with a offer to keep Northern Ireland in a EU etiquette area.

He told a BBC’s Political Thinking with Nick Robinson podcast: “The breeze authorised content from a elect is really concerning since a not something that [the] Democratic Unionists can go along with. And that means if a supervision determine to it a supervision would indeed fall.”

He added: “That seems to me utterly an assertive pierce for a EU to take.”

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