Barnier briefed the IIEA (The Institute of International European Affairs) setting out his version of events in these negotiations. Barnier starts by saying the EU wants a “close partnership with the UK as long as the conditions are right” (in other words a deal will be done only if their conditions are met.)
Barnier goes onto accuses Britain of not fully engaging in these negotiation talks due to their demands not being met on fisheries, state aid subsidies and the level playing field which he state are fundamentally for the EU if a deal is to be done ( Again a deal will only be achieved if the UK accepts EU rules meaning their demands are anti sovereign and do not respect the UK as an independent sovereign state).
Barnier also shows a graph showing that the UK has the upper hand due to the amount of trade that the UK conducts with the EU. We are the number one importer of EU good, and this is why the EU wants us to sign a deal that binds our hands so we can not buy good elsewhere unless the EU regulates it. The EU negotiator states that the UK isn’t willing to entertain the EU’S ECJ being in control of any dispute.
The video below shows the UK has a massively strong hand and it looks like Britain finally understands that. Barnier is extremely rattled as he now knows the UK is leaving the EU in its entirety, and there will be no ties to the EU as it currently stands. It seems the only reason the EU throw accusations of doom and gloom at Britain is their reaction to our refusal of their demands. The EU is clearly in a panic and is our of ideas to manipulate Britain under the leadership of Boris and David Frost. Watch the video below and share your reaction. What’re your thoughts?