Theresa May’s expected speech on Brexit could be “very significant”. What would she have to say to unblock the impasse in the Brexit negotiations?
EU’s chief Brexit negotiator accused of being ‘aggressive’ over Irish border issue
Speaking at an event in Dundalk, Michel Barnier said the UK must soften its red lines if there was any chance of breaking an impasse on the Irish border issue. And he denied accusations from unionists that he wasn’t an “honest broker”. Matt Frei reports from Dundalk.
Britain’s Brexit bill could double
Britain’s Brexit bill could be double the amount that Theresa May offered the EU in September. The critical cabinet committee in charge of making the decision has just finished meeting in Downing Street. The EU says without that promise of extra money, the talks won’t move on to the future trading relationship, and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has also warned Britain…
May sets Brexit time and date
So there’s now an exact time and date for the UK’s exit from the EU. And the Prime Minister says she won’t “tolerate” any attempt to block it. But Lord Kerr, the former diplomat who helped draft Article 50, says the withdrawal process is not irreversible. In Brussels, where the sixth round of talks have been taking place, the EU’s chief…
Pascal Lamy interview on Brexit
We spoke to Pascal Lamy earlier and began by saying that the EU’s Chief negotiator Michel Barnier is surely just that – a negotiator?
David Davis at odds with EU chief Brexit negotiator
The latest round of Brexit negotiations have ended with tough talk and signs of irritation on both sides. Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said there had been “no decisive progress” on any of the key issues. David Davis criticised the EU for being neither imaginative nor flexible.
Brexit negotiations reveal ‘fundamental differences’, says Michel Barnier
The European Union’s chief negotiator said today that there are “fundamental differences” between the bloc and the United Kingdom. The second round of Brexit talks concluded with arguments over the divorce settlement with Michel Barnier warning “accounts must be settled”. But Brexit Secretary David Davis was more upbeat.