It's been more than two years since the UK voted to leave the EU and the negotiations and reports seem never-ending.
There are a lot of problems to solve
One problem is, how we don't end up worse economically. Also, the EU has "single market goods" which aren't taxed at the border. When the UK leaves the EU, the UK might have to pay more to buy and sell goods to other countries in the EU. Therefore, this could stop or disrupt production for UK goods. But if this is the case, why does everyone say that prices will go up if we need the money for SELLING goods as well as buying them? The EU has said that the UK can only have some benefits without membership. However, this means that the UK can freely make more trade deals with the rest of the world. Any special deals that the whole of the UK wants has to be approved by MPs first. And then the deal has to be approved by 27 national parliments across Europe. The UK is due to leave the EU on the 29th of March 2019. But we voted to leave on the 23rd of June 2016. Also, to add there are also transition plans which could last 21 months.
The prime minister has said she will not bring her deal before the Commons until the 12th of March; just 17 days before the UK is due to leave the European Union. But why? If she just tells them earlier, the government would put plans in place to put that deal in to action. Why is Theresa May going with the harder option? This could be a reason why it's taking so long to leave.
Although the UK cannot delay Brexit without agreement from the EU, Theresa May's government can request an extension. So, perhaps the government is thinking to do this in the future.
Questions I have for you
- Why do you think it's taking so long for the UK to leave the EU?
- Is Theresa May doing the right thing by not telling the commons about the deal until 17 days before we leave?
- Do you think that the government will extend the time until Brexit?
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