UK's Johnson planning to override parts of Brexit withdrawal agreement - FT

UK ready for any outcome of post-Brexit trade negotiations with EU – Johnson

There will be no post-Brexit trade deal without UK-EU agreement on fisheries, Barnier said.

Since Britain left the bloc at the end of January, it has been in a transition period where it remains subject to European Union regulations, with the aim of the two sides coming to terms by the end of 2020, a deadline imposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video.

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has set a deadline for agreement of October 31. "Our door will never be closed and we will trade as friends and partners - but without a free trade agreement", Johnson will say.

Frost said Britain was "not going to compromise on the fundamentals of having control over our own laws".

"We've gone into these negotiations asking for something that's very realistic and reasonable, something the EU's already offered Canada", said Eustice.

The UK's chief negotiator, David Frost, did little to raise expectations about a breakthrough, promising no compromise on London's red lines, in a rare newspaper interview published on Sunday.

She said in a tweet that the agreement was an "obligation under worldwide law" and a "prerequisite for any future partnership".

He said legislation that threatened to break parts of the agreement was simply "to iron out a few remaining technical details as to how the Northern Ireland protocol would work". If a new deal isn't struck, U.K. -EU trade is likely to be hit by chaotic scenes of long queues at the border and costly new tariffs on goods.

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The EU also hit back at reports in the British media that Barnier is being sidelined in an attempt to push forward a trade agreement, calling them "unfounded rumors".

It was reported today, ministers are planning new legislation which could override key parts of last year's withdrawal agreement.

Speaking on the BBC, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab backed up Frost's remarks, saying this week was "the EU's best moment to strike a deal" and that the raised stakes should be a "wake-up call" for Brussels.

"We will have the freedom to do trade deals with every country in the world".

It will ensure goods from Northern Ireland continue to have unfettered access to the United Kingdom market while making clear European Union state aid rules - which will continue to apply in NI - will not apply in the rest of the UK.

The new bill would eliminate the legal force of arrangements over customs in Northern Ireland which had been created to avoid a hard border with the Irish Republic.

The Prime Minister is about to say that the time has come to find a solution before December 31, when Britain's transition period ends. "We will have full control over our laws, our rules, and our fishing waters", he said. "As a result, we will prosper tremendously".

"As a responsible government, we can not allow the peace process or the UK's internal market to inadvertently be compromised by unintended consequences of the protocol".

"As a responsible Government, we can not allow the peace process or the UK's internal market to inadvertently be compromised by unintended consequences of the protocol", the spokesman said.

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