Boris Johnson Is Already Battling With The EU Over Post-Brexit Trade Talks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for the United Kingdom to be free of European Union rules in any post-Brexit trade deal while EU leaders have warned any agreement hinges on maintaining a “level playing field.”Johnson is pushing for a ‘Canada-style’ trade deal. This would supposedly see zero tariffs on the majority of goods traded between Britain and the EU. He reiterated calls for the agreement on Monday, in his first speech since the UK left the EU on Friday. The pound fell 1.1% to $1.305 against the US dollar on the news. Johnson added that, in order for a free trade deal to go ahead, there is no need for Britain to accept EU rules on “competition policy, subsidies, social protections, the environment or anything similar, anymore than the EU should be obliged to accept UK rules.” Read more at Forbes.