Solberg: U.K.’s Brexit “Difficult”

Prime Minister Erna SolbergPrime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) has given statement upon the internal problems roiling the U.K. as it musters forward in trying to construct a viable plan for Brexit that benefits both the United Kingdom and Europe.


Monday, July 9th, UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson followed Prime Minister David Davis in resigning office; protesting against Prime Minister Mays’s E.U.exit strategy.

Factions within Prime Minister May’s government have voiced objection to May’s plan describing the proposed British exit as ‘soft’ and too closely integrated with the union.

Both Davis and Johnson favored a ‘hard’ Brexit that favored a harsher severance of E.U. ties.

Speaking Tuesday, July 10 with Norwegian Broadcasting upon the current turmoil within the British conservative political party, Minister Solberg said; “I think it’s difficult.’ –

“Everyone desired to see the British conservative party behind Minister May’s measures; knowing how difficult a situation there is concerning Brexit. However, it seems the U.K.’s conservative party is divided.’ –

“I notice that quite a few of those who were for enrollment, nevertheless, support Theresa May’s plan. It’s most important now that they continue to move forward, and that the internal problems within the UK don’t slow a solution benefiting both Europe and the U.K.,” stated Minister Solberg.

Prime Minister Solberg declined to give analysis of how the proposed U.K. Brexit solution will ultimately impact upon Norway, instead saying; “We are keen to find an orderly solution.”

Prime Minister May’s plan offers a middle road between a ‘bare-bones’ free-trade scheme and the so-called ‘Norway Option’ of a full, single-market membership.


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