None of these requirements is without merit from the British point of view and, indeed, the UKTPO has strongly advocated such profound integration. The ambition of a negotiation is not bad either. However, it is difficult to understand the tactic of transferring it to the EU while reducing the time for negotiation by refusing to extend the current transition period. Is it pride, are the claims not serious, are they mere bargaining games to create levers for fishing and freedom of the “same conditions of competition”? Or is the government suddenly serious about these issues and will it try to reach an agreement by October with an implementation period that would give way to negotiations so that they can be negotiated in the years to come? One thing they do not do is ensure safety. Over the past four years, a great deal of time has been spent discussing the withdrawal agreement, but little has been spent on what to follow. The political declaration attached to the October 2019 withdrawal agreement set out an agreed but non-binding framework for future UK-EU relations and in February 2020 the UK government published its approach to the negotiations.  It was only with the UK`s draft text on the free trade agreement, published on 19 May 2020, that the fog began to fly.  In addition to the more intransigent comments to the Commons Committee, Frost said: “We are not saying that there can be no level playing field… All we are saying is that there must be provisions that are appropriate for a free trade agreement… The main element of our approach is the Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which essentially covers all trade.
We have also proposed a separate fisheries agreement that will take back control of our waters, as well as our right as an independent coastal state; an agreement on prosecution and judicial cooperation in criminal matters to help protect the public and bring offenders to justice; Agreements in the technical areas relating to cooperation in aviation, energy and civil nuclear power and which will help ensure the continuity of the United Kingdom on the basis of its new foundations as an independent sovereign nation.