Prime Minister Theresa may has named the date of commencement of negotiations on Brexit and outlined the concept of the waiver is consistent with EU legislation in the course of unique “divorce.” Negotiations will start in March 2017, she said in an interview with the BBC. Commentators have noticed that this will happen before the elections in France and Germany.
“We will launch an article 50 (Lisbon Treaty, which stipulates the procedure of secession from the community) until the end of March (2017),” said may. As expected, the negotiations will take up to two years. Until now it was unclear when negotiations will begin in connection with this situation. Immediately after the failure of the summer referendum a supporter of integration, David Cameron has announced his resignation and that “divorce” will be handled by his successor.
The basis for Brexit would be “the Law of the great abolition” (Great Repeal Bill), which will cancel the effect of the act of 1972, which included Britain in the EU.
At the same time, the government will incorporate into UK law all the norms, unifying the laws on the island and in the European Union. Then, according to may, the Parliament will deal with each rule separately: whether it is necessary independent of Britain, or can cancel it.
The scheme does not give immediate answer to the most acute for the European Union the question – how will continue market access and opportunities for citizens of EU countries to work in the UK.
The head of the Federal Association of German industry (BDI), Markus Kerber suggested that Britain will not be able to retain access to the single market of the EU, if you close their borders to the movement of labour. “We sort of understand what he wants to achieve the British government. It wants to relatively full access to the single market, but at the same time to restrict the freedom of movement of labour. I think it’s currently impossible”, – he said.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi earlier told the BBC stressed that the negotiations on Brexit can’t complete any transaction giving the British more rights than the citizens of any other country outside the EU.
Observers indicate that this term talks about the “divorce” will inevitably make Brexit one of the key themes of the election campaigns in Germany and France. Leading the fight for the presidency in France, the head of the “National front” Marin Le Pen has already promised to voters in case of a victory to hold a referendum on membership of France in the EU, like the British.
At the end of June in the UK held a referendum on EU membership. During the voting 51,9% of the participants voted for secession of the United Kingdom (Brexit) from the EU and 48.9% against. Among the latter were 95% of the people of Gibraltar and 62 per cent of Scotland. After summing up the vote, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would resign.
Before the Theresa may in the UK only had one female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who was Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.