Kinchy wrote:No matter what the UK offers the EU, they will move the goalposts again and again to try and force us into staying.
I think you have got that the wrong way round.
UK votes to leave, brexit means brexit, out of customs union, I out of single market etc etc.
EU. Says ok serve notice.
UK. Err not yet can you wait 10 months.
EU.. OK if that's what you want.
UK.. Here's our 2 year notice to get out of all your stuff and rules.
UK... Is it possible that when we leave in March 2019 we can stay as a member for another couple of years as we want to remain in the single market and customs union and reap those benefits.
EU... OK again, I our only condition is that if you want to stay for another couple of years then all rules apply.
You asked to stay, so yes we all agree you can but all rules must apply during those 2 years not just some.
UK. That's not fair, we want to stay, our request, and we want to set the rules.
Sorry kinchy as far as the transitional period goes it's the UK who are being unreasonable.
It's not the EU that asked for the transitional period.
If the UK doesn't like the conditions of the EU they can leave, oh yes they said they are leaving nearly 2 years ago, another year before the leaving date arrives and yet they are asking for another couple of years transition after that.
No wonder the EU keeps asking May,. What do you want, and and still has no answer because she can't pick a side, and either Hammond or Hogg.