On Thursday, the UK and the EU negotiated a historic free trade deal. The deal has yet to be ratified by both parliaments; however, it appears to be the beginning of the end to the long, drawn-out battle of the last four years called Brexit.
While pending details remain yet to be sorted out, the stage is set for the UK to make its break from the EU. That is, of course, if both parliaments sign the agreement. If so, the deal is expected to be implemented on January 1st. From there forward, the British parliament would make their laws, interpret the laws in their courts, set their standards, and promote innovation.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remarked that the deal “achieves something that the people of this country instinctively knew was doable but they were told was impossible — we’ve taken back control of our laws and our destiny, we’ve taken back control of every jot and tittle of our regulation in a way that is complete and unfettered.”
Johnson also suggested that the agreement will allow for more deals between Britain and promote independence, stating, “For the first time since 1973, we will be an independent coastal state with full control of our waters.”