The EU is currently pushing the UK to play their cards regarding the ‘Brexit Bill’, however, the British government is resisting
With time running out, Brexit talks have stalled once again over the divorce bill which is being discussed this week.
Barnier has said that: “To be honest, I am concerned. Time passes quickly,” and that: “We must start negotiating seriously…the sooner we remove the ambiguity, the sooner we will be in a position to discuss the future relationship and a transitional period.”
Mr. Barnier recently blasted the UK for not taking the process ‘seriously’ and for not having a position on ‘all issues’.
“Senior sources close to the talks rounded on Mr Barnier, saying he was “stuck with a headache of his own making” over the Brexit bill because of suggestions that Britain should pay to leave the EU and continue to make payments for access to the single market during a transition period. “We are not going to pay twice,” said one source.
Another source described Mr Barnier’s attack as “inconsistent, ill-judged, ill-considered and unhelpful for the next round of negotiations”.”
It’s worth remembering that the British government gave Brussels very generous proposals regarding EU citizens, but received nothing in return, not even a thank you.
I firmly believe that the European Union is trying to punish Britain as much as possible. I’m glad that the government is standing its ground too.
I wonder how much longer that will last though.
Trade talks are set to begin in October once the Brexit Bill, EU citizen rights and Irish-UK border has been resolved.
I can’t see any of that happening though.
A no deal scenario looks more likely as each day goes by!