Brexit is a lesson to populists everywhere: Latvian FM
Brexit is a lesson to populists everywhere not to promise simple solutions that turn out more difficult than expected, Latvia’s foreign minister said.
According to Reuters, He also said,compromise was needed that did not undermine key principles of the European Union but which could also win the support of Britain’s parliament.
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He said,“That is also a very good lesson to all populists and also those who think that there are very easy solutions,” he said. “The only way out of this - and we still have some time, not much time - is to continue to find the kind of compromise that could be acceptable.”
The uncertainty about Brexit deepened in July when Barnier rejected key proposals from a plan submitted by British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier that month. May’s so-called white paper also sparked domestic controversies and caused two senior ministers in her cabinet, including Raab’s predecessor David Davis, to resign.
Fears have grown among the public that Britain could face serious shortage of foods and other basic items in case it fails to reach a withdrawal agreement with the EU.
May has said that there are still chances to avoid a no-deal Brexit but she insists that Britain would not accept a bad deal.
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