British government says it reclaimed control over its ‘money, borders, trade & laws’ with new UK-EU Brexit deal
Shortly after the agreement was announced, the British government released a lengthy statement giving itself a huge pat on the back, hailing the achievement.
Everything that the British public was promised during the 2016 referendum and in the general election last year is delivered by this deal.
The agreement reached is “fantastic news” for everyone in the UK, London insisted, and the country will regain “full political and economic independence” on January 1. The government also said it delivered this “great” deal “in record time,” apparently referring to the crunch negotiations of the past few days, rather than the years of Brexit turmoil.
“We have got Brexit done and we can now take full advantage of the fantastic opportunities available to us as an independent trading nation, striking trade deals with other partners around the world,” the statement reads.
We have taken back control of our money, borders, laws, trade and our fishing waters.
The post-Brexit deal was reached just a few days before the deadline. The UK officially left the bloc on January 31, entering the so-called transition period and lengthy talks with the EU on their future after the divorce. The negotiations have proven to be extremely painstaking, with both parties repeatedly blaming one another for lack of progress and signaling the chance of no-deal situation being extremely high.
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