A newspaper report claims that Brussels could impose new EU rules over the United Kingdom during any Brexit transition period.
According to leaked documents that were seen by reporters, Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator of the European Union, would offer a good transitional deal if the United Kingdom automatically accepted rules from the bloc during that time.
A transitional deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union is supported by business, with leaders urging that details of such a deal are imminently required or they will begin triggering contingency plans.
Discussions could move on to trading relationships post-Brexit, including any possible transition, on the 4th of December. However, Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure on various fronts with the time running out – on Friday, Donald Tusk, the EU Council president, warned regarding the need for a final Brexit divorce bill and a clarification to the problem of an Irish border.
According to the report, such rules would be imposed after the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union officially in March 2019 and would involve “automatic application in the UK of new EU rules.”
The leak suggests that the United Kingdom would continue to be subject to rules of the European Union after leaving. However, it would not be involved in drafting them.