The basic’s ARE there….
The fine print will be taken care of later…
It seems to be a lite breakup….
Not a hard border thing….
The details of the world’s largest free trade pact were still emerging Thursday, but the deal will allow hundreds of billions of dollars in goods to continue to flow — without tariffs or quotas but a lot more red tape — between Britain and the 27 remaining nations in the E.U., the richest trading club on the planet.
“We’ve taken back control of our laws and our destiny,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at an afternoon news conference from Downing Street. “We’ve taken back control of every jot and tittle of our regulation in a way that is complete and unfettered.”
Johnson said he hoped Europe, too, would be better off with “a prosperous, dynamic and contented U.K. on your doorstep.”
“This deal means a new stability and a new certainty in what has sometimes been a fractious and difficult relationship,” said the British prime minister, adding, “although we have left the E.U., this country will remain culturally, emotionally, historically, strategically, geologically attached to Europe.”
Across the English Channel, there was more nostalgia than celebration.
“Today is a day of relief,” E.U. negotiator Michel Barnier said at a news conference in Brussels. “But tinted by some sadness, as we compare what came before with what lies ahead.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: “It was a long and winding road. But we have got a good deal to show for it. It is fair, it is a balanced deal, and it is the right and responsible thing to do for both sides.”….