Brexit: Transition in a time of pandemic | The Federal Trust


It may be that, as before in the Brexit saga, the government finally and in panic accepts the pressure of reality, agreeing to extend the transition period into 2021 or 2022. A limited number of pro-Brexit MPs and columnists have already publicly called for an extension. Even the Sun’s political editor has suggested a month by month extension of the negotiations is currently being considered by the government.

A clear majority of British voters would, according to opinion polls, either welcome or at least accept such a postponement.

Against this background, it might seem puzzling that Boris Johnson’s government, facing a major crisis of public health in the UK, is reluctant to pare back its immediate political agenda and “flatten the curve” of the Brexit negotiations by extending their timetable.

Source: Brexit: Transition in a time of pandemic | The Federal Trust

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