British Prime Minister Theresa May argues that negotiations on the terms of the termination of British membership of the EU can not have the goal of London’s “at any price” agreement with the European Union.
The British Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn, the largest opposition leader, the Labor Party leader and Prime Minister’s candidate, on Monday evening in televised election program, outlined government plans for the post-parliamentary election due next week.
Corbyn stated on the show: in the case of a labor-led government, there will be an agreement with the EU on the conditions of exit.
In Channel 4 TV Channel and Sky News news program, May and Corbyn did not reply together, but first to the questions of the invited audience and then the reporter.
Theresa May reaffirmed the repeatedly expressed view that, even in the case of a possible bad agreement, there is no agreement on negotiations with the EU.
According to the prime minister, it would be a bad agreement, for example, if the EU wanted to punish Britain for the exit, as “some people in Europe are pushing for.” He added that there are some in the UK whose statements suggest that they would do anything for the EU agreement and this would lead to a bad agreement.
Theresa May refused to answer the question of how much government would be willing to pay the European Union for the exit agreement. He said: The question does not arise as to how much Britain is about to get out of the EU, the point is to reach an appropriate exit agreement by which the UK government will not have to pay large amounts in the EU budget year after year.
The London Economic Times’ Financial Times recently quoted sources in Brussels as saying that the European Union could submit a one-hundred-billion-euro single payment claim to Great Britain for an agreement on the conditions of termination of British membership of the EU.
David Davis, the head of the British ministry for the negotiation of the Brexit negotiations, said in an interview earlier that the British delegation would stand up from the negotiating table if, in negotiations on the conditions of exit, the EU would actually present a 100 billion euro payment claim.
Theresa May on Monday’s election television forum – on the question of the planned immigration restrictions planned to expire after the expiry of the British EU membership of those who wish to immigrate from EU countries – all said that the government is still working on future immigration rules.
He added, however, that regulation is a goal that will allow the recruitment of well-qualified workers from EU countries in areas with a shortage of skilled workforce. However, according to the British head of government, immigration must be regulated, as uncontrolled immigration has a negative impact on the lower regions of the income scale.
Almost the same opinion was expressed by Jeremy Corby, the leader of the Workers’ Party. He declared that the principle of free movement within the Union in Great Britain would be abolished by the Workers’ Party and would regulate immigration in accordance with the needs of the British economy.
He added that if the Workers’ Party comes to government, he will not allow British companies to employ foreigners with very low pay, just to get cheaper labor than poorly paid domestic workers.
He stressed, however, that in the event of his election victory, the Labor Party would guarantee the continued validity of the rights of foreign EU workers already living in Great Britain.
Concerning the exit talks, Corbyn said that in the case of a labor-led government, there will be an agreement with the EU on the conditions for termination of British membership of the EU.
Source: MTI / Picture: Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May /