‘Clean Brexit is under OUR control’ Mervyn King warns Government not to ‘give in’ to EU

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
By Paul Martin

THE FORMER Bank of England governor has insisted the terms for a “clean” Brexit is under the control of the UK after warning it should not “give in” to the European bloc.

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Mervyn King spoke of his concerns about not reaching a deal with the European Union within the two-year negotiating period after Article 50 is triggered next week.

But he said it should not deter Britain from securing a “simple, clean” break from Brussels.

He told Evan Davis on the BBC’s Newsnight: “It’s bound to be a complex process, my biggest concern is not about the challenge of Brexit as such, but about whether we’re going to make the decisions early enough that would enable us to make the practical planning that is important.

“If we’re going to leave, I think we should have a simple clean Brexit and to minimise the scale of the negotiation.

“There’s a danger that we won’t make progress in negotiations at least within the two-year horizon but what follows from that is not that we say ‘okay we’ll give in to everything that the other side demands’ [but it] is that we say ‘these are the things that are under our control’ – and a clean Brexit is under our control.”

Lord King then spoke of the opportunities presented by the EU divorce and called for “imaginative discussion”.

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