British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview on the 10th local time that it is very unlikely that the United Kingdom and the European Union will be able to reach a free trade agreement, and the possibility of a Brexit without an agreement is very high.
And this will also expose the already congested Port of Dover, England, to a greater crisis.
Dover Port is the nearest British port to the European continent. On average, about 10,000 freight trucks enter and leave it every day. On the evening of the 10th, local time, in front of the freight entrance of the European Tunnel in Dover Port, trucks waiting for queuing to enter.
At present, only 1% of them, that is, trucks from non-EU countries, need to go through customs clearance here, and vehicles from EU countries do not need to be processed. And once Britain “Brexit without a deal”, this convenience will no longer exist, and the traffic pressure on Dover Harbor can be imagined.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on the 10th that the current demands made by the European Union in the negotiations are disadvantageous to the United Kingdom.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: The relationship between the European Union and Britain is like twins. If the EU decides to go for a haircut, the UK must also go. The EU will buy an expensive bag, and the UK will also buy it, otherwise it will face punishment and tariffs.
This is a way to lock the UK on the EU regulatory track.
It is understood that Boris Johnson and European Commission President von der Leyen held three hours of face-to-face consultations in Brussels at EU headquarters on the evening of the 9th local time.
However, due to serious differences between the two sides, it is difficult to reach an agreement. British and European leaders have set Sunday, the 13th, as the deadline for the Anglo-European negotiations.
In addition, Britain and Singapore signed a free trade agreement on the 10th.
It is reported that this agreement largely continues the existing agreement between Singapore and the European Union and is considered as part of the broader trade negotiation plan of the United Kingdom, which is also the first free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the ASEAN country.