1 Principled and practical are TM's new adjectves for #Brexit, which sounds conciliatory and is the sort of thing the EU do want to hear.
a Frictionless trade at the border (specific border not stated)
b UK out CAP & Fisheries, but in on crime & terror & shared prosperity fund
c No hard Border between NI & I, but protect the Union
d End of CJEU in UK, return "accountability" to the various elected assemblies
3 Good words about delivery
4 UK will actually negotiate with the EU "at pace"
5 Withdrawal Agreement and Future Framework are a package and neither is agreed until both are agreed (this may surprise the EU)
7 Withdrawal agreement to bind both sides to legal sign off of both dcouments after withdrawal. This bit is a little hokey and has more than a hint of the scent "Eau d'Albion Perfide" coming off it.
Post and onto the sections
1.1.1 UK is leaving EU (snore)
1.1.2 Except where it isn't
1.1.3 FTA for goods only
1.1.4 And services and digital
1.1.5 varying levels of access for each (will NOT fly)
1.1.6 UK will accept quid quo pro for this (presumably means they'll pay)
a Common rule book for goods & UK participates in agencies
b Services & investment - special rules here, particularly for investment
c End of free movement
d except for students and business and be free to offer that to anyone else the UK fancies (pensioners in Marbella?)
e Special rules on digital trade
f Competetion and State Aid rules in common
g Co-operation on civil law energy and transport
h Trade freedoms for deals, sanctions and WTO membership for the UK
1.1.8 Special rules for all those islands; won't go well for tax havens.
9 Trade deficit rubbish
10 Goods are not services, apparently
11 FTA, but legislated for on UK side by UK parliament
12 Phased (read long and slow) intoduction of reciprocal tarriff collection arrangement - UK's credit here is very low, after numerous violations.
b No tariffs between UK & EU
c Common rules for manufacturing
d Common rules for agriculture
e Enforcement of rules by UK & EU in cooperation
1.2.1 13 UK Leaving the customs union but staying in a customs union without the obligations of a customs union 🎂
14 UK Tariffs would only apply to stuff consumed in the UK, EU tariffs to stuff coming into the UK but going to the EU.
15 This should make the EU happy because the UK would collect its customs for it, apparently
a When we know where its from, we charge the apt tarriff
b When we don't we charge the higher tariff
17 How to do it
a mechanisms that will be agreed
b New trusted trader scheme
c repayments on appeal, lots of audit and risk management (Oh Joy!)
d UK to follow EU customs code
e Except if it doesn't want to
18 Common rules for cross border VAT & Excise
19 And it's all going to be done in a terribly modern way
20 and even more tremendously modern with third countries (so there) Tracks of a Blockchain enthusiast here.
22 Definitely no border checks
23 No rules of origin, so EU bits of UK goods are UK bits, and UK bits of EU goods are EU bits (China won't like this, neither will the EU)
24 We want to keep cross border Just in Time chains, please🍰
26 UK wants a place on the manufacturing rules committees in the EU🎂
27 More about that (BSO)
28 One test only for any goods (so UK stuff doesn't have to be tested again)
29 Mutual recognition of standards, ie pharma & cars (shout to IE & DE)
31 wants all UK goods previously authorised in the EU to keep that authorisation🍰
32 Waffle on trade for MPs
33 Devolved assemblies will be in charge of agriculture (giving NI's status to all)
35 No need for Border checks on agricultural goods🍰🍰
36 No need to check food for compliance either 🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰
37 EU Precedents (which the EU have been trying very hard to leave behind)
38 Basics on Geographical Indicators for MPs
40 UK will do its own agricultural and fisheries scheme
41 Uk can do what it likes on agri standards that don't cross borders (Massive hidden 🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰 here. think of fodder)
43 Waffle; slighly sinister to set up...
44 The UK can impose border checks anytime it likes 🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂!!!!!
46 And communication sytems too?
48 UK want regulatory flexibility and low levels of access to EU (how does this work in NI?)
a that any new barrier wd have to be agreed upfront🎂
b mutual professional recognition
c Additional goodies for prof & business services🍰
d Special arrangements for our friends in the City 🎂
50 Technical stuff about the WTO written in a large, friendly font
51 This is where cakeism is pushed out the WTO
52 UK want the absolute best WTO type deal
54 UK thinks the Eu want this too
55 On this occasion the UK would like the precedents not to apply :). It basically wants full recognition for UK profrssions across the EU.
58 & 59 The UK is really, really important to the EU's financial stability (I'm far from sure this argument is convincing)
65 But we're very integrated 🙈
66 UK want "equivalence" regime for financial services🎂
70 & 71 has more of the same, as well as a clause which would let the UK drop it all quickly.🎂
72 Freedom of movement both ways until 2020
74 That law will cover all parts of the UK (NI will be included - how will that work for Irish citizens there?)🍀
75 We need people to come and work here or our services will fall over
77 UK and Ireland's common travel area to remain (but to be under UK legislation - interesting - not treaty) 🍀
79 to 81 No visa restrictions on business movement
82 & 83 No visas for tourists, either
So no visas at all, really, unless the purpose of your trip is terrorism or crime.
84 The UK wants to be able to keep the European health Card, too🎂
More tomorrow night
89 This is an attempt to describe the EU Pensions regime (so you can getthe Social and live by the beach in Marbella) and a request to duplicate in full, with health benefits.
91 A restatement of the need for recognition of UK prof qualifications
93 Wants agreement to cover; e-commerce, telecoms and digital infrastructure, digital tech, broadcasting. UK doesn't say what it wants, though, except to be outside the SM and for it to be "ambitious".
95 Disruption to data flows would be costly. This is a threat, the UK have leverage here. Have a look at a map of undersea cabling; they hold the key to transatlantic data flows.
98 Appears to be a desription of a Single Market in telecoms, which the British would like to have, plus continued access to the EU's databases on cyber security 🎂🎂🎂
111 Common rules but won't apply them to agriculture
113 to 116 More assertions on Competition, saying that they would bring EU competition law into national law and actually work with DG14.
118 TM wants the EU to commit to non-regression on the environment!!!🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂. Cheeky as Hell.
122 & 123 Social & employment protection. The UK want the EU not to regress here, and to commit to that!!! 1 nation wants 27 to give it a committment. Where would that go to law? EUCJ!
Aviation, road, rail and maritime transport, energy in Ireland 🍀 (What about the GB/France interconnectors, then?) Atomic energy, audit & accountancy, civil law, intellectual property, two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please.
130 Please don't force us to break up our airlines with ownership rules 🍰
131 Please let us continue to make wings and such for Airbus 🍰
134 Will make it easy for Irish cross UK travel (no permits required)☘️🐅
This threat can be obviated (is being) by new ferry routes from Ireland.