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.
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.