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Negotiations are discussions between one or more parties which are intended, through compromise and working hard together, to reach a conclusion, which both parties want and accept.
To achieve one’s aims is essential, but not at any price, to give affordable concessions in return for positive negotiation advances, but don’t give concessions without concessions in return. If one gives a concession without a concession from the other side. Make sure that they in due course make a concession to you without a reciprocal concession.
To date, the UK have lost the initiative and we have been dominated by the EU.
The UK must make it clear that it is prepared to walk from the negotiations with no deal. But the UK would like to reach an acceptable agreement with the EU which is beneficial to both parties.
The current proposals have been turned down in Strasbourg by all the EU member countries. Therefore, the UK is now willing to withdraw the Chequers proposals.
The UK recognises that it normally takes a number of years for the EU to reach a trade agreement with other countries. However, in this case both sides now only have 6 months to reach a deal, which must be acceptable to both to both sides.
The UK recognises that hundreds of thousands of workers would be made redundant throughout Europe and the UK if the EU does not make a trade agreement with the UK by the end of March 2019. The agreement must ensure the freedom of movement for imports and exports together with financial and services between the EU and the UK. It is essential that both sides should recognise the importance of achieving the above objective.
I give but two examples
The UK is the EU’s largest export market.
The Euro is currently close to collapse due to the target2 liabilities of a number of countries.
Failure to reach a mutually acceptable agreement is likely to trigger a world recession, which could lead to the failure of the Euro and a total restructuring of the EU. It would also be a disaster for the UK.
It is clear that the current Brexit negotiations have been turned down by all the EU countries and that the Ireland border issue has not been resolved. Therefore, to achieve the EU’s and UK’s objectives the UK proposes a new solution which will meet the following criteria: –
One that can be used on a daily basis without customs delays in either direction by the EU countries and the EU.
One that will not create mass unemployment throughout the EU and the UK.
One that would not trigger a world recession. There may be other reasons for a recession, although this agreement should lower that risk.
One that will provide the EU with duty free access to the UK with similar reciprocal arrangements for the UK.
One that will enable the UK to negotiate with any country in the world without restrictions from the EU.
One that expects that agreements will be made between both parties in relation to continued participation in advanced research & development projects. Also, if it is agreed that the UK should withdraw from one or more of the above projects then the UK will be reimbursed for its total investment in the project to date.
That all money which has been paid to the European Central Bank to support the Euro should be repaid,
We recognise that the EU has trading agreements with a number of countries which are outside the EU. We believe that a similar trading agreement, (most probably subject to minor alterations, additions or deletions) would be suitable as an agreement between the UK and the EU. Each of the countries have multiple transactions with the EU on a daily basis. These transactions do not create delays at the entrance or exit ports. None of them have required special border arrangement for any country The countries are Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Canada.