“All the focus on Johnson’s refusal to extend transition has been essentially about relations between the EU and the UK – whereas in fact it is equally important for internal UK relations.
By January 1, 2021 we need to know what the rules are which are actually going to govern trade within the UK – translating that it basically means what are going to be the constraints on the Scottish and Welsh parliaments?
What is England going to do if Scotland wants to take a different path on the environment, or on agriculture? What if Scotland decided they do want to ban a certain type of plastic, for example, which England allows?
What if Scotland decided they are going to ban chlorinated chicken, while Boris Johnson wants to have a trade deal with the US which might allow it in? These problems will happen and we need to know what the rules are.”
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