London is expected to conclude an agreement with the European Union on the terms and conditions for the expiry of British membership of the European Union (Brexit) by 21 November – a direct reference by Dominic Raab Brexit.
Hilary Benn, chairman of the Brexit committee of the Lower House House in London, representatives of the opposition Labor Party, recently asked Raab when he could appear at the next hearing on the Brexit process before the parliamentary body.
The minister said in a reply that had been published Wednesday by the committee only on Wednesday: he is happy to appear before the committee as soon as the final Brexit agreement is in place and, according to his current expectation, 21 November is “a suitable date”.
According to Dominic Raab’s letter, 95% of the draft agreement on exit conditions and related protocols have been completed, and the end of the Brexit negotiation process is “clearly within sight”, and although “obstacles remain, overcoming these can not be impossible”.
The Brexit Minister acknowledged that both sides have concerns about London’s constitutional and economic integrity and the defense of its own single market, and the European Union’s integrity of the EU single market and customs union.
Despite the disagreements, however, the parties are not far from agreement on these issues, “wrote the head of the Brexit affair in a letter to the chairman of the House of Commons of the Lower House.
The most outstanding issue of the Brexit negotiations, which affects both the market and territorial integrity of the United Kingdom and EU Raab mentioned directly and in both respects, is how to avoid the reintroduction of border controls that have not existed for many years in Northern Ireland and the European A 499 kilometer border section of the Republic of Ireland remaining in the Union, which will be the only land border of the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit.
According to a proposal by the EU in February, if there is no other solution, Northern Ireland and Ireland will form a common customs regulation area after the expiration of the transitional period after the end of the British EU membership and would thus be without prejudice to the integrity of the EU customs union .
This was rejected by London from the outset, with the argument that this solution would undermine the integrity of the UK as other customs control systems would be valid in Northern Ireland than in the UK.
Northern Ireland is not part of Great Britain, which consists of England, Wales and Scotland, but it forms the United Kingdom under the British Crown.
The British government also wants to withdraw from the EU customs union, but London considers that the proposed EU solution to avoid Irish-Northern Ireland border controls would virtually keep Northern Ireland in the customs union and thus the customs border between the Irish Sea, Northern Ireland and Great Britain would be transferred.