PM meets European Roundtable of Industrialists: 1 November 2018

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Publication Date 01/11/2018
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United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with representatives from the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) in London on the 1 November 2018.

The Prime Minister set out that since their previous meeting in May 2018, the vision for the future economic partnership with the European Union had been published. The plan would protect frictionless trade, which was in the interests of both UK and EU businesses, employees and citizens. The Prime Minister emphasised that the proposals would not only ensure there was no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, but it would also safeguard jobs, just-in-time manufacturing and integrated supply chains, all of which were important to business.

Second, the Prime Minister spoke about the good progress in negotiations, with 95% of the Withdrawal Agreement complete and with agreement on the structure and scope of the Future Framework. She reiterated that she was confident a deal would be reached.

The Prime Minister heard from the ERT about their priorities, and all agreed that it was in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal for both sides and provide clarity for businesses and employees in the UK and across Europe. The Prime Minister emphasised her commitment to achieving this and all agreed the importance of getting a deal as soon as possible.

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