Swedish Eurosceptic slams Barnier over his handling of the Brexit trade negotiations. Charlie Weimers, who is part of the European Conservative and Reformists group said Barnier should stop his “political games” and realise that the UK will be leaving the EU regaining its sovereignty, waters laws and money. These comments were made after the Swedish politician labelled Barnier’s negotiation tactics as “aggressive”, “unwarranted” and with a “knee-jerk approach” to Boris Johnson rewriting of the withdrawal agreement.
Writing in a Daily Mail column, Charlie Weimers said: “Of course, we still need to see the detail of the Bill before making a judgment, though I strongly suspect that these accusations are overblown.
“Even so, this episode has revealed the EU’s knee-jerk approach to these negotiations.
“Put to one side the fact that a number of EU member states fail to accurately implement the bloc’s many protocols.
“Far more concerning is how it is symptomatic of the EU negotiators’ reluctance to accept that, whether it likes it or not, the UK is going to become a sovereign nation at the end of the year.”
Charlie then labels Barnier a failure saying: “Having watched how Barnier’s arsenal of aggressive tactics have failed to break the current impasse, it has become increasingly clear that he simply isn’t up to the job.”
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