Article 50 may be invoked early next year

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Mr Tusk and Mrs May at 10 Downing Street

AT an EU summit meeting in Bratislava to which the UK was not invited even the main topic of discussion was not Brexit, European Council president Donald Tusk revealed that during his meeting with Theresa May in London on September 8 she inferred that she might implement Article 50 to trigger Britain’s exit in January or February 2017.

He made it clear that the prime minister had been very open in her discussion with him, explaining that it was nigh on impossible to take any definite action during 2016 but she believed it possible that Britain could enter into negotiations early in the New Year.

According to Mr Tusk, the EU is ready now but made it clear to Mrs May that the Union would not compromise on free movement of EU nationals if Britain wanted to have access to the single market and if this is truly the case, Mrs May appears to be ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’ as voters seemed to want to keep Europeans and migrants out of the country whilst the economy would almost certainly be better off as part of the single market.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Once we leave the E.U for good we will have plenty of trading partners like New Zealand, Australia, China and Canada. They are already lining up to trade with us so we don’t need the E.U.
    There is no way all the contracts that are already in place will be immediately cancelled when we leave the Union. We may lose a few, but that will not affect our growth as we trade world-wide.

  2. Yes Roy, let’s disregard the single largest trading block in the world, parked just outside the UK’s doorstep and let’s focus on other markets thousands of miles away. Of course it makes no difference that we could already easily trade with them before Brexit.

  3. John it is doubtful that the E.U. Commission will still allow trade within the block unless we allow unrestricted entry to E.U. migrants.
    That is something we do not need as the country is already overcrowded, what with all the Muslims Tony Blair allowed in.
    I see nothing wrong with trade being concentrated on the countries I mentioned, and as I said, it is doubtful that the contracts currently in place will all be scrapped on Brexit. European companies have far too much to lose.
    Trade is trade no matter who it is with.

  4. Did Tusk actually say these things, or like so many wannyabe journalists is it an interpretation of an answer to a question. Can we see the tape where he actually says what the PM should be saying to parliament . no – thought not !

  5. ..yes, but the British people have elected otherwise. The net cost of doing business with the EU has been estimated at £200 million per week. Think about that number…and then think again.

  6. …who cares what the EU Commission thinks? The UK has to be both positive and aggressive in their Brexit negotiations. The EU still needs the UK more than the UK needs the EU. Imagine if all those shiny new BMW’s, Mercedes’, Porsche, Audi and Volkswagon had a 150% tariff placed on them….

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