The UK can act as «independent trading nation» after leaving the European Union, even though Brussels is not reached trade agreement. On 9 October, during a speech in the British Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa may, told the BBC.
According to her, the negotiations on Brexit has been made «real and tangible progress,» but the country must be ready for «any scenario» of events.
British Prime Minister stressed that advocates for «a new, deep and special partnership between sovereign Kingdom and a strong and successful European Union».
The achievement of this partnership, said Mei, «requires leadership and flexibility, not only from us but from our friends, the 27 EU countries».
In their statement, Mei rejected the existing models of economic cooperation, such as membership in the European economic area and the «canadian model» and called instead for «creative» solution which would be «unique» to the UK.
A referendum on British exit from the EU was held on 23 June 2016. According to the results, 51.9% of Britons voted for the country’s withdrawal from the community of 48.1% – wanted to remain in the EU.
The official procedure of withdrawal of Britain from the EU was launched on 29 March 2017 and will take about two years.
19 June in Brussels began negotiations for a Brexit. Representatives from the UK and the European Union have agreed on a schedule for further meetings.
The Financial Times wrote that the European Union would require the UK before exiting the unit to pay up to €100 billion to foreign Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson said that eventually may come out that Brussels will pay the UK for Brexit, but not Vice versa.
Secretary for the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union David Davis said Britain may withdraw from talks on Brexit if Brussels does not cancel the requirement to pay the London €100 billion of compensation.
In August, the newspaper The Sunday Telegraph, citing sources in the government wrote that the UK is ready to pay €40 billion if the EU agrees to discuss the financial settlement of the transaction on future relations, including a trade agreement. The office may then denied this information, however, in September, The Times again reported on the readiness of London to pay compensation.
On 26 September the head of the European Council Donald Tusk after talks with Mae stated that there is no opportunity to move to the next stage of negotiations on Brexit.
May said that Britain is ready to exit the EU and trade agreements 10.10.2017