After the Brexit deal easily passed its third reading vote, finally clearing the House of Commons, PM Boris Johnson sat down for an interview with BBC Brexit scribe and editor Laura Kuenssberg, where he proclaimed that the deal will allow Britain to “have its cake and eat it.”
Boris Johnson has claimed his post-Brexit trade deal with the EU allows the UK to have its cake and eat it. In an interview BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, the prime minister refused to acknowledge it will mean new barriers to trade. He conceded that there would be “changes” for business when the UK leaves EU trading rules on Thursday. But he insisted the deal would allow the UK to “go our own way but also have free trade” with the EU.
Once the deal passes the House of Lords, the Queen will need to sign the bill (something known as Royal Assent). Though the Queen may need to stay up quite late, depending on what time debate in the House of Lords finally wraps up.
After that, the process of implementing what the NYT described as “the biggest overnight change in modern commercial relations” will begin.