UK seeks EU Brexit shift… as Michel Barnier cracks jokes: British crew accuses European negotiators of failing to make progress in commerce talks
- Officers are working to new deadline of subsequent Thursday to attain breakthrough
- Figures concerned within the talks are rising more and more pessimistic about deal
- Eire has warned failure to achieve a deal may very well be ‘very damaging’ to nation
Officers are working to a brand new deadline of subsequent Thursday to attain a breakthrough earlier than a digital summit of EU leaders.
However figures concerned within the talks had been more and more pessimistic as they warned little had been achieved this week, together with no motion on the important thing sticking level of fishing.
Eire’s chief Micheal Martin warned failure to achieve a deal may very well be ‘very damaging’ to his nation and Britain.
British negotiators final night time accused the European Union of failing to make progress in commerce talks – as Michel Barnier (pictured) cracked jokes on Twitter
Discussions ought to proceed subsequent week however time is operating out for an settlement to be ratified by the top of the 12 months, when transition preparations expire.
EU chief negotiator Mr Barnier stated negotiations had been an ‘ongoing course of’, earlier than including: ‘Endurance.’
He then bizarrely tweeted an image of himself overlooking soccer fields in a London park with a jokey reference to the Brussels demand for a ‘degree taking part in area’ on state subsidies between the EU and UK.
Eire’s chief Micheal Martin (pictured) warned failure to achieve a deal may very well be ‘very damaging’ to his nation and Britain
Mr Barnier wrote: ‘Quick break from intense negotiations in London. Went on the lookout for degree taking part in fields…’
Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, stated Britain wanted to see ‘motion on the EU aspect’.
Downing Avenue stated ‘important gaps’ stay between the edges and ‘time is in brief provide’.