SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 July 2021, Monday |

Britain tells EU on Brexit deal: it wasn’t going to last forever

The European Union had been stubborn in renegotiating the Northern Ireland section of the Brexit divorce deal, according to British Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, who warned Brussels that the deal would not continue indefinitely.

“A deal is a deal,” Kwarteng told Sky, “but it wasn’t something that was going to stay forever.” “It was something that was adaptable, and we’d like to make it function better.”

“Article 16 … it is something that we could do, to suspend it, we’ve chosen not to do that, that’s not our opening position and we want to be able to negotiate and have a conversation with the EU about how best to go forward.”