LONDON, Oct. 14 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Government of the United Kingdom has reiterated this Monday its will to consummate Brexit on October 31, although this time it has done through the queen, Isabel II, who has read the speech in which the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson sets out his priorities for the next legislative period.
The speech, marked by the controversy since its call to arrive accompanied by a long closure of Parliament that was labeled “illegal” by the Supreme Court, has begun with an allusion to Brexit: “The priority of my government has always been to guarantee the UK exit from the EU on October 31 “.
Johnson has reiterated that he wants to work in a “new alliance” with the community bloc that is “based on free trade and friendly cooperation.” It aims to establish new regulations regarding fishing, agriculture and trade, “taking advantage of opportunities” that arise from this new scenario yet to be specified.
“When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, my government will ensure that it continues to play a leading role in global affairs, defending its interests and promoting its values,” Johnson added through the Queen's mouth, confident she could be “at the forefront of efforts to resolve the most complex international security issues. ”
The text read by Isabel II, in the presence of the main authorities of the United Kingdom, has also included a defense of a new immigration law that lays the foundation for a “fair” and “modern” system. However, Johnson has reiterated his commitment so that European citizens residing in the United Kingdom “have the right to stay.”
According to the current deadlines, the United Kingdom will leave the EU on October 31, but the lack of an agreement led the opposition to approve in September a law that theoretically forces Johnson to request a third extension if no agreement is ratified before from day 19. London and Brussels are now immersed in a process of intensive negotiations.