Several British parliamentarians sent an ultimatum to Prime Minister Teresa Mei demanding to abandon the customs partnership with the EU after exiting the union (Brexit). This is reported by the BBC with reference to the corresponding letter, which was received by the broadcaster.

Parliamentarians are against plans to bring British customs duties in line with the duties of the European Union. In their opinion, this will prevent signing significant trade agreements in the future.

Also, legislators are afraid of high costs for the implementation of the project.

Sources in the British government deny that the letter of parliamentarians is an ultimatum, calling it part of the political process.

On Wednesday, May 2, May will hold a meeting in the Cabinet, which, among other things, will discuss the issue of customs partnership with the EU.

On January 18, the House of Commons adopted in the third reading a bill on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. The bill was supported by 324 deputies, against 295. In February, Britain did not agree with the EU decision to shorten the period of adaptation of the parties to the conditions of Brexit. In March, the European Union and Britain agreed that the transition period will take 21 months from March 30, 2019. During this period, Britain will be able to enjoy the rights of an EU member, remaining a member of the single market, but will not be able to participate in decision-making in the European Union. The parties have only to agree on the regime of the border with Ireland. Earlier, the British government said that it would not remain a member of the single European market and the Customs Union after Brexit.

British parliamentarians sent May letter on Brexit terms

Photo by Elizaveta Antonova / RBC

British parliamentarians sent May letter on Brexit terms

Photo by Elizaveta Antonova / RBC


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