Yesterday, at the close of the brexit talks, both sides went their ways with out any progress in negotiations. David Frost and Michel Barnier had to concede to the fact that No Deal is now a very real prospect.
David Frost said:”When the next round of negotiations begins there will be not much more than four months left until the end of the transition period. Although we will continue energetically to seek an agreement with the EU, we must face the possibility that one will not be reached”
He said: “By its current refusal to commit to the condition of open and fair competition, and to a balanced agreement on fisheries, the UK makes a trade agreement at this point unlikely.”
Mr Barnier then said it was “simply unacceptable” for the UK to have exclusive control over its own sovereign waters, saying: “The UK is effectively asking for a near-total exclusion of EU fishing vessels from UK waters. That is simply unacceptable.”
What Barnier says falls inline with the position of Boris Johnson who has repeatedly said; the UK would take back its sovereign waters, meaning we will be a true “independent state” when the transition period finishes on 31st December 2020.
The whole press conference was about pushing doom and gloom, with Barnier expressing his disgust that Britain actually wanted their independence from the undemocratic EU.
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