UK set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 12, 2018

Should access be withdrawn for some reason, the white paper says there should be a "structured withdrawal process including a period of consultation", with clear timelines and notice periods that are "appropriate for the scale of the change before it takes effect".

But the government also says visas could play a part in future trade deals, raising alarm bells that Mrs May will do a deal on workers' access to the United Kingdom in order to secure a better trade deal, allowing an important Brexit red line to go rather pink.

Appearing before the Home Affairs Select Committee, Javid said: "There will be no automatic right for anyone in the European Union, or anyone else for that matter, to just make a unilateral decision that they can just hop on a plane or ferry and just come and work in the UK".

The details in the White Paper were hammered out a summit of ministers last Friday at the prime minister's country residence, Chequers.

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who said in his resignation that Britain is headed for the "status of colony", has always favoured a "hard Brexit", whereby the United Kingdom would cut all ties with the EU. The UK is proposing a "joint institutional framework" to provide for the consistent interpretation and application of UK-EU arrangements.

The free movement of people between the United Kingdom and the Continent will end.

And it is a compromise, which by its very nature, can't please everyone.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg, who leads the European Research Group of Tory MPs, said the amendment would "put into law the government's often stated position that Northern Ireland should be treated the same way as the rest of the country", and "ensure reciprocity of customs collection, and treating the United Kingdom and EU as equals".

Both of these elements will be subject to the upcoming negotiation. So all this talk about sabotage and parliamentary riots, when push comes to shove, people will look and see they have got to do the responsible thing, which is back the government and get the best deal for the whole country.

The government's aim is to preserve free trade in that part of the economy and avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland. "It would take the United Kingdom out of the single market and the customs union".

Officially, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the United Kingdom would come to an end.

That phrasing is likely to anger Brexiteers, says Laura Kuenssberg.

One would require a new law to join a new customs union, and another would demand the EU collect any tariffs set by Britain on UK-bound goods coming in from outside. Others, meanwhile, question why it doesn't include services which make up 80 percent of the United Kingdom economy.

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