"The discussions in London about the so-called Internal Market Bill, with which the legally binding exit agreement between the European Union and Great Britain is once again called into question just four months before the end of the transition period, testify to the untrustworthiness of the British side," said Leikert on Wednesday. The British government presented a single market law to the House of Commons on Wednesday, which aims to undermine individual provisions of the exit agreement.
"Together with the ultimatum to the EU to bring the negotiations on a free trade agreement to an end by mid-October, the British Prime Minister would like to build up negotiating pressure," said the CDU politician. “The reference to Britain's new sovereignty is populist and dangerous. Sovereignty and reliability are two sides of the same coin. ”Leikert went on to say that the Union parliamentary group has a great interest in a good partnership with Great Britain - but this should be characterized“ by consistency and trust ”. If Great Britain wants to share in the advantages of the EU internal market, it must also follow “our rules”. "It is necessary for the British government to finally give up its blocking stance and - for example when maintaining a level playing field - show a willingness to compromise."