The United Kingdom does not want a scenario of a no-deal Brexit, said Lord Martin Callanan, Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the EU, adding that it would be bad for both the UK and EU.
In an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, Callanan expressed optimism that there will be an agreement at the EU summit in October.
In the event of a no deal, he did not rule out “scenes of chaos at the airports and ports of Europe” after March 30, 2019.
Lord Callanan pointed to the positive prospects that appear for Greece after its exit from the bailout and said that he believed the Greek economy will improve further, stressing the “excellent bilateral ties between Athens and London.”
In regards to students, business people and tourists travelling in and out of the United Kingdom, he said the UK’s white paper proposes travel without a visa, adding that nothing will change with the student fees next year.
He expressed his disappointment regarding the reaction of the European Commission to the British proposal to work with the EU in the areas of security, saying that “we are not setting any conditions, we are not trying to connect it with any economic issues.”