October 17, 2019

A new deal: getting Brexit done and taking back control

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has negotiated a new deal – this is a real Brexit deal which ensures that we take back control.

This new deal ensures that we take back control of our laws, trade, borders and money without disruption, and provides the basis of a new relationship with the EU based on free trade and friendly cooperation.

Under the previous deal, Brussels had ultimate control and could have forced Britain to accept EU laws and taxes forever. This new deal ensures that voters are in control.

This is a deal which allows us to get Brexit done and leave the EU in two weeks’ time, so we can then focus on the people’s priorities and the country can come together and move on.

We will leave the EU’s Customs Union as one United Kingdom and be able to strike trade deals all around the world.

The Prime Minister has negotiated a new deal so that we can respect the referendum result and get Brexit done on 31 October, without disruption and in a friendly way.

This is what the new deal means:

  1. Britain is out of all EU laws.
  2. We will be able to change our laws in a huge number of areas – from product standards to fishing rules to farming subsidies – where we are currently bound by EU rules.
  3. We will be able to strike our own free trade deals.
  4. We will have an unqualified right to strike our own trade deals around the world, and the whole of the UK will participate in them.
  5. European Court supremacy ends in Britain.
  6. It will be our courts, applying our laws, which will be the highest authority in the land.
  7. We will be in control of our taxes.
  8. We will be able to change VAT rules and other tax laws that are currently determined in Brussels.
  9. Northern Ireland will be in the UK customs territory forever.
  10. There is now no doubt that Northern Ireland remains part of the UK’s customs territory and will benefit from the free trade deals we strike.
  11. The anti-democratic backstop has been abolished.
  12. The people of Northern Ireland will be in charge of the laws that they live by, and – unlike the backstop – will have the right to end the special arrangement if they so choose.
Region Labour's Pension Tax (£) Extra Months to Work
England 11,167 44
East Midlands 6,150 50
Greater London 12,871 45
North East 9,758 38
North West 6,835 47
South East 14,270 40
South West 7,407 45
West Midlands 10,729 41
Northern Ireland 13,718 35
Scotland 10,653 41
Wales 11,691 36
United Kingdom 11,253 43

Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:

“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”

Read more about how this Pension Tax will impact millions of savers (PDF)