Richard Tice, Brexit Party chairman and former MEP has said that Boris should demand negotiators to finalise what parts of the agreement they agree on so they can work on the more contentious aspects of the talks at a later date, rather than focusing on a complete deal.
In an interview with the Express, Mr Tice said: “I still think that a partial deal will be achieved at the eleventh hour.
“It will allow both sides to claim they’ve maintained some of their red lines.
“It will be a partial deal as opposed to a fully comprehensive deal.
“Split it into phases, agree what you can agree, get it done, get it signed and move to the next phase.
“That’s how we should treat all our trade negotiations.
“There’s still a possibility of no deal. I am completely relaxed about no deal.”An internal report demands the British Library statues and busts including the British botanist and co-founder of the Library, Sir Joseph Banks, to be removed. They also want a review of the statue of King George III in the hope that is also removed.
Mr Tice stated that UK negotiator David Frost had been “Frustrating” the EU chief trade negotiator Michel Barnier with his continuous rejection of his demands. This has given tremendous confidence that the UK is in the right place in these negotiations.
Mr Tice said: “At the moment I’ve got great confidence in our chief negotiator David Frost.
“I think the EU are without question smart people, great negotiators.
“Barnier is trying the same tactic he tried last time of agreeing a couple of things up front before moving on.
“He’s trying to do that with fishing and the level playing field.
“And quite rightly David Frost is saying ‘nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’, and that’s frustrating Barnier.”
With the seventh round of negotiations coming to another deadlock Mr Barnier along with Frost said a deal done before the year’s end is looking “unlikely”.
UK negotiator Mr Frost said: “The EU is still insisting not only that we must accept continuity with EU state aid and fisheries policy, but also that this must be agreed before any further substantive work can be done in any other area of the negotiation, including on legal texts.
“This makes it unnecessarily difficult to make progress.
“There are other significant areas which remain to be resolved and, even where there is a broad understanding between negotiators; there is a lot of detail to work through.
“Time is short for both sides.”
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