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May Seeks Transition Deal Within All-in-One Brexit Package

  • Businesses call for urgent accord on status-quo transition
  • EU leaders said last week talks could move on in December
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EU's Tusk Says Brexit Can Still Be Reversed by 2019

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May wants to bundle talks about the transition period she’s seeking after Brexit into trade negotiations, her spokesman said on Monday. That’s not what businesses want to hear.

“Everybody has always been clear that we are looking to wrap all this up in one single go; everything will be agreed at the same time,” May’s spokesman James Slack told reporters in London. “The point of an implementation period is it’s a bridge to where you’re headed, so you need to know where you’re headed to finalize that implementation period.”