The cabinet was told on Monday that the Brexit talks had stalled when ministers were briefed on the possibility of a deal and preparations for a no-deal on January 1.
At a meeting on Tuesday morning, Foreign Minister Simon Cowan brought in cabinet colleagues with a lengthy memo on Brexit issues. He said the coming and going of the coming days was not a “dance system” but a real problem and the government needed to be helped to deal with the consequences of the non-transaction.
Cowney explained the current state of the negotiations and the preparations for the non-contractual and delayed agreement. However, ministers have been warned that even if there is an agreement, it could be a “Soukini deal”, which will not avoid many of the disadvantages of not having a deal.
Cowney sources said even a single transaction would drag down Brexit financial performance.
Later, in response to a call for a discussion on Brexit, Taoist Michelle Martin said, “We need to inform the church of the fact that we can better discuss preparations for a non-transactional Brexit. The situation is very serious. ”
Martin added that despite a deal, traders are still facing significant hurdles. He said that 15 million customs declarations are made every year and this will increase to 20 million per year.
Assuring that Irish fishermen would have access to UK waters, Martin said: “I can’t guarantee that right now, especially if we go into a non-transactional situation.”
While he welcomed British moves to abandon legislative provisions that threatened to postpone certain parts of the withdrawal agreement, Martin warned people not to over-interpret UK moves. It is necessary.
He described the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol in the withdrawal agreement and the UK Government’s decision to withdraw relevant clauses in domestic legislation as “positive and welcome”, adding that a trade agreement was “more difficult and difficult to resolve”.
There is a fear in Irish government circles that the British government is backing down on the Northern Ireland issue in order to “box off” the incoming Biden government in the US and pave the way for a non-transactional outcome.
President-elect Biden and senior Democrats have made it clear that they will not accept a new trade agreement between the US and the UK if the British government withdraws its commitment to facilitate an open border in Ireland.
“If there is no deal, we will all lose,” Martin told Dill. No transaction will cause an unacceptable hindrance to ordinary people, workers and businesses. I have told this to everyone who has heard what I have to say, including the eager European talks and the UK Prime Minister to avoid the deal.
“He knows my view that common sense must prevail. It is in everyone’s interests that we achieve a deal that avoids a transactional situation, facilitates workers and gives clarity and assurance to businesses. ”