Brussels has been warned that it has days to save a post-Brexit trade deal. Insiders say Barnier is finding it hard to understand that Britain will walk with a bare-bones Brexit deal, more or less a no-deal Brexit, if the EU doesn’t back down from their anti sovereign demands on fisheries, level playing field and state aid subsidies.
Whichever way you look at this, Britain can not sign up to a deal which would see the continuation of a third entity controlling the future direction of Britain. As the eighth round of negotiations kicks off next week, it’s already being predicted that talks are set to collapse once again leaving discussions on a possible No Deal footing.
Precautions are now being put in place to remove the negotiation teams so Commission President of the EU, Ursula Von der Leyen and Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson can go head to head for a final time to see if there is a way forward through this deadlock.