UK ministers Hammond and Fox say transition period will be ‘time limited’


From a joint newspaper article by Chancelloer Hammond and Trade Minister Fox on Saturday:

  • Britain’s Brexit transition period will be “time limited” and designed to avoid a “cliff edge”
  • Britain will leave EU in March 2019 and will also leave customs union and single market
  • Brexit transition period cannot be back door to staying in the EU
  • Britain will be a ‘third country’ not party to EU treaties during Brexit transition
  • During Brexit transition borders must continue to operate smoothly, firms must be able to hire EU workers

Liam Fox