Team Boris has announced that the United Kingdom will remove itself from key pieces of EU legislation that ties the United Kingdom to the European Union.
As it currently stands, the UK is part of the European Union’s freedom of movement agenda. This means that the UK has lost major control of its immigration control measures, putting the UK at risk of foreign criminals freely access the UK sovereign territory.
It comes as Team Boris attempt to secure a so-called “deal” from the EU. There has now been reports that Northern Ireland will be on the same tariff scheme as the EU, and if the UK opts to lower tariffs, the UK will rebate Northern Ireland the costs. This has been seen as a “win-win” for the UK and EU, but it all depends on whether or not the UK can opt to remove NI from the scheme, unilaterally.
The United Kingdom has been waiting for months to leave the European Union. Although, a Remain faction of Parliament has blocked and prevented the UK from leaving the European Union. The UK has signalled it wants to leave as soon as possible, but the EU must drop the so-called “backstop”, and then it will agree to continue with a withdrawal arrangement.
It’s expected as soon as we leave the European Union, further discussions will take place regarding freedom of movement. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has said the UK will “take back control”.