Sunday August 9, 2020

Lucinda Creighton: Time is running out for a free trade agreement

EU and British politicians will have to start knocking heads together if they want to secure what is a vital deal, especially for Britain

2nd August, 2020
David Frost and Michel Barnier, the chief Brexit negotiators for Britain and the EU respectively, pictured in Brussels earlier this year. Picture: Getty

There are about ten weeks left to save the British-EU free trade agreement, an agreement which will determine how the EU and Britain will trade with one another other after December 31. On that date the so-called “transition period” will end, and Britain will sever its regulatory relationship with the EU.

Since leaving the EU earlier this year, Britain has been acting as though it is still a member. Once this phase ends it...

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