'Something has to give,' EU's Barnier tells Brexit Britain | ReutersEuropean Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday British Prime Minister Theresa May should endorse a permanent customs union with the bloc
Here is a better idea Barnier.
The UK leaves the EU in it's entirety on 29 March as per UK Law and the terms of Article 50. Over the course of the next year, whilst we watch more and more of the EU slip into recession, the fun and games over the next EU Budget and the potentially devastating MEP Elections, we can discuss an UK - EU FTA.
That FTA being a FTA that does not have the UK under the control of Brussels or under the jurisdiction of the ECJ and Ddes not cost £12 Billion a year gross.
As certain people like to herald loudly, it takes the EU between 5 - 10 years for the EU to strike an FTA, that will cover the period of 2025 nicely. Which is the year that 6 of the poorest Countries in Europe are scheduled to join the EU.
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