As David Frost, UK negotiator returns home from Brussels; he confirms that there are major “significant differences between the two sides. Mr Frost said it was great to speak face to face once again, but confirmed the negotiations hit a brick wall.
Mr Frost said: “We have completed our discussion of the full range of issues in the negotiation in just over three days.
“Our talks were face to face for the first time since March, and this has given extra depth and flexibility to our discussions.
“The negotiations have been comprehensive and useful.
“But they have also underlined the significant differences that still remain between us on a number of important issues.”
The UK negotiator continued: “We remain committed to working hard to find an early understanding of the principles underlying an agreement out of the intensified talks process during July.
“Talks will continue next week in London as agreed in the revised terms of reference published on 12 June.”
Even though these negotiations are meant to be more focused On finding common ground, Michel Barnier keeps referring back, bringing up their failed demand of a “Level Playing Field”. It’s got to be said, the more time that is spent on the failed Level playing field concept, the more time is wasted, meaning we head closer towards a no-deal exit.
Barnier said: “Our goal was to get negotiations successfully and quickly on a trajectory to reach an agreement.
“However, after four days of discussions, serious divergences remain.”
Mr Barnier said: “We will continue to insist on parallel progress on all areas.
“The EU expects, in turn, its positions to be better understood and respected in order to reach an agreement.
“We need an equivalent engagement by the United Kingdom.”
It’s clear to see that the EU are terrified of the UK being far more competitive than the EU post-Brexit, hence why this consistent groundhog day, going over the same rejected ground.
All Boris needs to do is stand by his guns, and keep solid to the plan for a truly independent United Kingdom.