British Prime Minister Theresa May reached a “collective” agreement with the cabinet on how the United Kingdom could potentially carry out a smooth Brexit.

May had gathered the twenty-six cabinet ministers at her private country residence for over twelve hours to discuss the future relationship of the UK and EU post-Brexit.  A common position was finally reached, now two years after the referendum.

“This is a proposal that I believe will be good for the UK and good for the EU, and I look forward to it being received positively,” said May.

Key items in the ministerial agreement include:

  • Maintaining a “common rulebook” for all goods with the EU after Brexit on March 29, 2019
  • Forming a free trade area that would allow goods and agricultural products to move across borders without delays
  • Establishing a “join institutional framework” to interpret UK-EU agreements
  • Treating the borders between the UK and EU as a “combined customs territory”
  • Ending the free movement of people between the UK and EU and instead creating a “mobility framework” to allow UK and EU citizens to travel and apply for study and work

You can read more about Brexit, as well as the UK’s new ministerial agreement, on BBC, MercoPress, and Tribune India