The United Kingdom government has indicated that it may walk away from free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. It follows a letter published by the government, in which it outlined its proposals for an FTA.The European Union has been reluctant to except that the United Kingdom will be a free and independent coastal state￼.
Team Boris has now suggested that it may walk away from the negotiation table. This is because the European Union refused to accept that the United Kingdom is now a free and independent country. Team Boris are concerned that the European Union would like to tie the UK to EU rules and regulations￼.
This follows action from the French, who have suggested that they should have full and unlimited access to British fishing waters after the transition period.￼Team Boris has fiercely refused to comply with such demands, and have said that the United Kingdom will not concede on its fishing rates￼.