Gove announced the choice on Friday, introducing: “The second for extension has now passed”.
In a publish on Twitter, he claimed he experienced chaired a “constructive” conference of the EU Joint Committee with EU Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations, Maros Sefcovic.
The social media message examine: “I formally confirmed the United kingdom will not increase the transition interval & the second for extension has now passed. On January one, 2021, we will just take back manage and get back our political & economic independence.”
It will come soon after Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford, the Very first Ministers of Scotland and Wales, wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday contacting on him to request the extension, saying it would be “extraordinarily reckless” to conclusion the transition in the new calendar year.
Meanwhile, checks on EU goods coming into the United kingdom will be phased-in up coming calendar year to