EU SNUB: France takes matters into own hands and starts plans for UK trade post Brexit
The contingency measures are understood to circumvent any EU failures to achieve a negotiated withdrawal and to ensure continued trade between Britain and France immediately post Brexit.
Other measures will cover transport, finance, and citizens’ rights – both French people living in the UK and British citizens living in France.
Officially the so-called Brexit bill will enable the French government to use executive orders to prepare for the United Kingdom’s no-deal withdrawal from the European Union and smooth out potential kinks, senators said.
It will help France deal with “all possible scenarios,” they added.The possibility of a failure of the negotiations between the UK and the EU, or of one of the two parties failing to ratify, cannot be ruled out, senators continued, stressing that the UK would become what EU treaties define as a “third state”. Read more here.