Brexit negotiations not going smoothly with 24 days to go
- 2 weeks ago
British PM Theresa May’s top government lawyer seems to have failed to win over the European Union negotiators in order to obtain any further concessions regarding Brexit.
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has been sent Brussels to obtain changes to the Brexit proposal that would be in turn passed in Parliament.
Following almost three hours of conversations, Cox, Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier terminated without any sort of agreement, furthermore sources have pointed to the talks “not gone well” which will surely set alarm bells off in Westminster.
Britain is due to leave the EU in 24 days, but parliament’s rejection of May’s deal in January has put in doubt how, when or possibly even if Britain’s biggest foreign and trade policy shift in more than 40 years will take place.
Crunch time is nigh and certain businesses have growing concerns over what a messy Brexit could mean, such as BMW whom stated on Tuesday it would move some production of engines and its Mini model out of Britain.
The U.K.’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt stated that government had, “to leave at the end of this month and it depends how quickly we can get a deal through”.
“Our ask of the EU is an important ask ... but it is one ask and it’s a simple one. We need substantive changes that will allow the attorney general to change his advice to the government that says that, at the moment, theoretically, we could be trapped in the backstop indefinitely.”
Source: Smart Trend Team