Mark Francois returns fire at Chief EU brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, after exchange of letters. Chairman on the Eurosceptic European Research Group (ERG), Mr Francois said: “No one has ever demonstrated to me the added value of remaining in the EU and being governed by a bunch of unelected commissioners,”
“It seems 17.4 million UK citizens felt similarly. As you rightly acknowledged, we are now a free country – and indeed very happy to be so.”
This response came after Michel Barnier said: “While nobody has been able to demonstrate to me the added value of leaving the most integrated economic and free trade area in the world, I have always respected the UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU.
“In this spirit, the EU negotiated the Withdrawal Agreement with your government. In this same spirit, we approach the ongoing negotiations with your great – and indeed free – country.”
Barnier has refused to drop the level playing field demand, with continued unrestricted access into U. K. fishing waters and has stated that Britain should accept the role of the (ECJ) European Court of Justice as agreed as part of the Political Agreement. “This wording elects the legal reality that the Court of Justice of the European Union must have the final word on the interpretation of EU law,” Mr Barnier wrote.
This angered Mark Francois so he returned with a fiery response: “The Political Declaration is indicative and not legally binding – as you well know.
“Nevertheless, I’m delighted that further talks are now agreed. As you often remind us, ‘the clock is ticking’.”
Mr Francois then hit out at after the EU over its constant wanting of supremacy over Britain saying: “That’s standard EU practice to always want the supremacy of the European Court of Justice, which we cannot accept.”
This week the 6th Round of negotiations took place in London ending once again in deadlock due to massive differences from both sides.
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