May Personally Takes Charge Of Brexit Negotiations
May Personally takes Charge of Brexit Negotiations. British Prime Minister Theresa May will take the lead in the Brexit negotiations with the European Union. That’s what the prime minister declared on Tuesday.
The Brexit ministry will, therefore, have a smaller role in the future.
“I will lead the discussions with the European Union”, says May in a statement. “The Brexit Minister will speak on my behalf in future.
” She will do this together with the Cabinet Office Europe, a government body that supports the Prime Minister and her cabinet.
The smaller role for the Brexit ministry means that they will no longer occupy themselves with the preparations and the attitude within the negotiations.
The Brexit ministry will instead focus on domestic preparation for Brexit.
Their work will include “the domestic preparations for a deal and a no-deal scenario and all the necessary regulations”.
The news comes weeks after the appointment of Brexit Minister Dominic Raab, who replaced the stepped-up David Davis.
“The prime minister shows that she has little faith in the new Brexit minister,” says the Liberal Democratic parliamentarian Layla Moran after the announcement in parliament.
Brexit minister in the shadow cabinet Jenny Chapman reacts disappointed. “Dominic Raab has already been put aside by the Prime Minister,” says the Labor politician.
“He has not yet had the chance to make his mark.”
The negotiations between the EU and the UK seem to have been stuck for some time.
The two major stumbling blocks are the Irish border issue and the future trade relationship.
Earlier this month May presented her vision on the Brexit in a white paper. A compromise between proponents of a so-called hard Brexit and that of a soft Brexit.
The presentation of her plan led to the resignation of two ministers: the Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Minister David Davis.
The two sides believe in attaining an agreement for the Brexit summit in October.
With this, the EU and the UK expect to have enough time to implement the changes before the British leave the EU in March 2019.