According to Theresa May, the British government continues to aim for a free trade agreement with the European Union after the end of the British EU membership (Brexit) but refuses to pay for access to the European Union market.
At the usual Wednesday lower house hours of parliamentary questions and immediate Prime Minister’s responses, the Conservative Prime Minister did not directly answer the question that if Britain were to remain in the customs union system with the EU, as demanded by the largest opposition force, the additional British contribution to the EU budget.
May said: London is putting an end to the freedom of movement within the EU in Great Britain, recovering full control over its immigration policy, not paying “extra huge sums” to the EU budget, and not paying for access to the EU market.
Theresa May, however, has virtually denied the information that, in negotiations with the Labor Party, a formal customs union with the EU would have been a compromise. For that, the European Union can make it a condition for London to continue to contribute to the EU budget.
At the same time, the Prime Minister added that Britain wants to maintain a “deep, special” relationship with the EU and, in this context, strives for a comprehensive free trade and customs law agreement with the EU.
Sir Peter Bone, one of the advocates of the hard-line Brexit camp in the conservative faction, announced on Wednesday’s lower house day that his constituency’s party organization had lost confidence in the prime minister because, according to local activists, the agreement reached by the lower house on the terms of the Brexit had been three times worse, as if Britain stayed in the EU “.
Bone also showed a letter in which his electorate tory activists ask Theresa May to leave the Conservative Party and the government before the European elections next week.
In his reply, May did not respond directly to the letter calling for his resignation;
The British EU membership would have been abolished on 29 March on the basis of the original timetable, but following a series of refusals by the Lower House of the Brexit Agreement, Theresa May initiated twice the postponement.
On the basis of the decision of the extraordinary EU summit on 10 April, the current delay may last until 31 October, subject, however, to the need for Britain to take part in next week’s European elections.
The UK EP election will be held next Thursday.
On Tuesday, however, the Prime Minister’s Office in London announced that the government would present a draft law to enact the Brexit Agreement in the first full week of June. According to Downing Street spokesman, this is essential if the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union before the summer parliamentary break that begins at the end of July.
This will not be the same proposal for a decision of principle to approve the Brexit agreement, which the House has rejected three times so far. The draft to be presented in June will be a legislative proposal with a comprehensive timetable for legalization of exit, although the details of the draft are not yet known.
The spokesman for Downing Street said on Wednesday that if the house rejects it, it would only leave Brexit or exit without the agreement.
The Prime Minister’s Office also made it clear that, in the event of rejection, the government would not again submit to the Lower House a proposal to enact the Brexit Agreement.
If the House of Commons would accept the legislative proposal to enforce the exit criteria in June, Britain would in principle be able to leave the EU on July 1, and thus the 73 British MEPs elected should not take up their seats in the European Parliament. The inaugural meeting of the new EP is due on 2 July.