Mrs May met Jean Claude Juncker on Friday but she's prepared to walk away from ridiculous demands
And its "Day One Scenario" will still save the country billions as it tries to untangle itself from the strange-hold of EU red tape.
In a first indication that Theresa May's Government is set to walk away from negotiations without a deal, it has been revealed existing trade rules will be implemented should that not happen.
Jim Harra, a director general at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, told MPs the Government hoped to nail a deal with the EU.
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But we are in the process of scoping both what would be required and the cost
Jim Harra, a director general at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
But that a plan is already underway to implement WTO rules after the two year deadline post Article 50 is up calling it a "Day One Scenario".
Currently Britain has to adhere to 700,000 pages of red tape mandated by the EU in order to facilitate its single market programme.
However even if the UK compensated £7billion of tariffs it would still be far cheaper than the £12bn net of EU contributions taxpayers send annually.
Mrs May's Government is in the driving seat and will not be held to ransom
Mr Harra revealed any breakdown in talks would mean the UK government would be forced to hire new staff at HMRC to help with customs.
And he said a new customs declarations service is getting set to be implemented ahead of the UK's exit.
He added: “It would mean a significant increase in the number of customs declarations and that would add additional cost both for us to administer it and for businesses to administer.
“But if we could base it on existing arrangements that’s something we believe we can get in place in the time.
"But we are in the process of scoping both what would be required and the cost.”
The absolute best scenario the UK Government can hope for is a Global Free Trade Option which would see the UK offer to remove all tariffs on imports from other nations providing they reciprocate.
However the Government's Brexit negotiators are also said to be looking at a "super Canada" free trade deal with the EU.
Mrs May has said Brexit means Brexit and it appears she absolutely means it
Canada secured an agreement to eliminate 98 per cent of tariffs despite being only the EU's 12th largest trading partner and with the EU running a small surplus with them.
British Taxpayers are being asked to send £20bn gross to the EU this year alone while the Treasury has committed to sending a further £71bn until 2020.
And astonishingly, according to the Office of Budget responsibility figures, the UK will only get a rebate of £30bn meaning £61bn will be sent to Europe while Britain tries to negotiate its exit.EU leaders like Donald Tusk and Jean Claude Junker have repeatedly made it clear they won’t allow the UK to make a smooth transition out of the crumbling community.
Theresa May's Brexit plan Mon, January 16, 2017
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
The UK Government is ultimately seeking a bespoke compromised agreement with the EU and one that won't have too much of an impact on UK ports.
Mr Harra added: “It will certainly be our aim that there is no disruption [at Dover] or at any other port, but we will have to work through with each port exactly what we think will happen, particularly because it is a new experience in most roll-on, roll-off ports.
“We can’t guarantee there won’t have to be some changes at those ports to accommodate this but our aim will be to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”
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