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We Must Delay Brexit

April 21, 2020 5:16 PM

As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought so much of normal life to a standstill and addressing it has to take top priority for the government, a petition on the Parliament website calls for a delay to Brexit to ensure negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU are conducted under less extraordinary circumstances.

tidied-eurojackThe petition reads:

Extend the transition; delay negotiations until after the coronavirus outbreak

The government should consider delaying negotiations so they can concentrate on the coronavirus situation and reduce travel of both EU and UK negotiators. This would necessitate extending the transition period; as there can only be a one off extension, this should be for two years

The coronavirus situation will inevitably require effort from the government and they should not be dealing with EU negotiations at the same time. A two year extension will ensure that we have the time and energy to properly negotiate a deal. The country will be hit financially and socially by the impacts of this virus. We cannot risk a 'no deal' impact on top of this.

Additionally, government and EU negotiators should be limiting travel at this time.

You can add your name to this petition here.