Merkel demands “more realism” from the UK, if a deal is to be done.

With intensified negotiations underway between the EU and UK, the EU is seeking a deal but to do so wants the UK to show ‘more realism”. The new President of the EU’s rotating presidency is Ms Merkel, and she will be in that seat for the next six months.

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Ms Merkel said that she feels a deal could be achieved between the two sides, in the time scale set, but the UK would have to invest “more realism” in the negotiation on its demands.

With negotiation between the two side been going on over the last few months, it’s clear to see the only party in these negotiations which are not being real, isn’t Britain, but the EU. The European Union trade negotiator Michel Barnier keeps pushing the “level playing field” demand, which in essence means the UK could not out compete the EU when Britain seeks trade deals from other countries even with us being outside the EU.

Not only that, but we would have to adhere and continue with laws and regulation made by a third foreign country. If we were to look to precedent, for example of this way forward, you would be hard to find one because it doesn’t exist.
The EU is worried that if the UK became too competitive, business would up roots in the EU, flood to the UK due to better terms, making the EU a non considered option due to being uncompetitive to do business.
“There seems to be ground to compromise, for establishing fishing access in negotiations every three years, five years, seven years. There is a huge middle ground there.”
Mr Michel BARNIER, Brexit EU Chief Negotiator. Copyright: European Union Event: Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50)
Sources close to the German chancellor said: “Is it possible to get a deal? I think so but needs the UK to take a more realistic approach – less ideological, more pragmatic.
“On Brexit, it always takes two to tango. It’s not just our willingness; we need to see more realism on the UK side.”
David Frost has stated time and time again that no level playing field will be agreed as it doesn’t respect Britains autonomy as we   leave the EU.
 The UK is set to leave the EU in its entirety on the date set in UK law. 31st December 2020.

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