Peter Kelly: ‘I’m a man of my word’ on Brexit deal
Peter Kelly has said that he is “a man of his word” in his commitment to the Brexit process.
The Irish Prime Minister has previously said that a transition period was “not a certainty” in the Brexit negotiations, which could result in the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
Mr Kelly told the Irish Independent that he was “confident” that the Government was “a very clear majority” for a transition.
However, he said he had “not yet got any certainty” about what would happen after Brexit.
“We have a commitment to make it as good as we can.””
We have been negotiating this deal since February of last year, so it is time for us to get to work. “
We have a commitment to make it as good as we can.”
We have been negotiating this deal since February of last year, so it is time for us to get to work.
“The British Government has been very clear that it wants to see us leave the European Union by the end of March, which is what we have been saying we want to do.”
Mr Kelly said that the British Government had been “very clear” about its plans for a transitional period. “
It is the Government’s policy to leave by March 2019.”
Mr Kelly said that the British Government had been “very clear” about its plans for a transitional period.
“There is a plan for the UK to leave, and that will be in March 2019, but that is not the end,” he said.
“That is not even the end, but the beginning of it.”
He said that in a letter sent to Mr Murphy on February 20, 2019, the Prime Minister said: ”You have already said that if there is a transition, we will need a transitional deal, a transitional arrangement, but no date has been set for that, no date for when that will happen.
“I would urge you to read that letter.”
If you do not accept that you cannot have a transition with a transitional agreement, then you should come to the table and make the position clear.
“The Irish Government has always said that we need to be sure that we do not leave the UK without a transition deal and a transitional arrangements, and we will work towards that.”
He also said that Ireland would work with the UK on “implementation issues” such as border checks, and on the way in which the UK’s customs arrangements were being applied.