Boris Johnson insisted the UK must get on with the process of Brexit rather than extend the transition period. During Prime Minister’s Questions, the Liberal Democrats acting co-leader Ed Davey argued the UK should accept Michel Barnier’s plea for a transition period extension. Mr Davey said: “Rather than risking a bad deal or a no deal, due to the deadline set before coronavirus, why does the Prime Minister show some good old British common sense.
“He needs to give our economy the chance to breathe and accept the EU’s offer of a delay.”
Mr Johnson quickly snapped back at the Lib Dem leader why the UK was sticking to the agreed Brexit trade deal schedule.
He said: “I must put it to the right honourable gentleman that there is another way to look at it.
“The first point is I think the people of Britain are heartily sick of going on about Brexit.
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“They wanted to get it done and we got it done.”
Mr Johnson also addressed the economic difficulties expected due to coronavirus.
He insisted that quickly resolving a Brexit trade deal would better allow the economy to bounce back.
“He said: “The other point is that when we come to the end of the transition period we will be able to do things differently.