The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has issued a fresh warning that Britain must “settle the accounts” and speed up the pace of negotiations if it wants a free trade deal when it leaves the bloc.
Michel Barnier has said the UK appears to be "backtracking" on its financial obligations, saying he is "very disappointed" by comments made recently.
The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said the British people need to be educated about the consequences of leaving the single market, the latest in a series of blows traded by Brussels and UK government ministers after a bruising round of exit talks.
The UK’s approach to Brexit is nostalgic, unrealistic and undermined by a lack of trust, the EU’s chief negotiator has said in his strongest criticism of the UK’s stance at the talks so far.
The UK has told EU negotiators their sums on the Brexit bill do not add up, as talks on Britain’s separation from the bloc hit deadlock.
A Conservative MP who is a parliamentary aide to Boris Johnson has claimed that his Twitter account was hacked after tweets were sent to the EU’s chief negotiator demanding details of the UK’s payment obligations to Brussels.
The EU’s chief negotiator on Britain’s exit from the bloc is “concerned” about the progress of talks, as senior sources dismissed reports of a Brexit climbdown led by France.
Britain’s talks on leaving the European Union will resume on Monday amid a deepening standoff over the UK’s financial obligations.