According to the British Foreign Minister, in the case of an appropriate British proposal, the European Union would be willing to renegotiate the convention on the abolition of British EU membership (Brexit) in order to find a solution to the Irish-Irish border control problem.
Jeremy Hunt, one of the participants in the competition for succession of the ruling Conservative Party and the outgoing government of Theresa May, stated in a BBC television Sunday’s political magazine program: “If European leaders are searched for” by a British prime minister willing to negotiate ” they would “be willing to renegotiate the package”.
The European Commission has repeatedly stated that it is not possible to resume negotiations on an exit agreement and several EU leaders have made statements to this effect.
When asked whether French President Emmanuel Macron or German Chancellor Angela Merkel had ever expressed his readiness to reopen the exit agreement, the British Foreign Minister said on Sunday’s BBC program that the two leading politicians would be willing to “look at the package as a whole” “, in particular, whether the part of the package dealing with the future bilateral relationship could not be made much more detailed than at present.
According to Jeremy Hunt, this would mean that there would be no need for a back-up solution to the Irish-North Irish border issue.
The 585-page Brexit agreement reached with the EU government in May and the 26-page policy statement outlining the future relationship has been rejected three times by the Lower House in London.
The Conservative Party Lower House’s hard-line Brexit camp rejects, in the first place, the clause in the agreement that would leave the United Kingdom in a customs union relationship with the EU if a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement could not be concluded in time.
The purpose of this backstop is not to restore, in this case, one of the key achievements of the settlement process at Ireland’s and Northern Ireland’s 499 kilometers, currently virtually non-existent boundary, which, after Brexit, is the UK and the EU. will be the only land customs tariff.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told the Irish Public Service Radio at the weekend: Without the backstop mechanism, a Brexit agreement is not conceivable, the removal of this clause from the convention would be equivalent to the Brexit without agreement.
According to Varadkar, the backstop solution is a legally binding guarantee that there will never be physical border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Jeremy Hunt, in a BBC interview on Sunday, made a reference to not commit himself to “pricing at all” when he was elected prime minister at the current October 31, October, deadline for Brexit. He criticized Boris Johnson, former Foreign Minister of the Leadership Competition, who stated in the campaign that, if he were to become the new Prime Minister, the United Kingdom would definitely quit the EU on 31 October, whether or not there would be an agreed Brexit agreement.
According to Hunt, Johnson, with this position, would launch the country virtually without agreement, disorderly Brexit or early parliamentary elections.
Boris Johnson finished first in his first fractional vote on Thursday, with 114 out of the 313 Tory faction. Hunt took second place with 43 fractional votes.
The party leaders took ten positions. In the first round, three fell out, and one candidate stepped back, leaving six in the second round on Tuesday.
Only two candidates will be competing for the next Thursday, and if one of them does not return to the other, 160,000 registered members of the Conservative Party can elect Theresa May’s successor, who will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The largest British polling company, YouGov, in a recent survey conducted by The Sunday Times on a conservative Sunday paper showed that 47 percent of British voters could win the next parliamentary election as prime minister, Boris Johnson; Only 15 percent think of Jeremy Hun.
At the same time, Johnson considers the relative majority to be a sharing personality: 48 percent of those surveyed said the former Foreign Minister would not be able to unite the country that shared Brexit.