UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to have a “sleepover” meeting with her cabinet in the Chequers to straighten out all issues on post Brexit relationship with EU. Supposedly, another white paper will be published on July 9 as the government finally agrees on a unified position, as the blueprint for further negotiations with the EU. The pressing issue is how the UK would likely to replace the membership of the EU’s customs union which still provides “frictionless trade”. The border of Irelands is another sticky issue that hasn’t been solved.
Ahead of the meeting, May said “we want a deal that allows us to deliver the benefits of Brexit – taking control of our borders, laws and money and by signing ambitious new trade deals with countries like the US, Australia and New Zealand.” And, “this is about agreeing an approach that delivers decisively on the verdict of the British people – an approach that is in the best interests of the UK and the EU, and crucially, one that commands the support of the public and parliament.”