The EU has massively ramped up No-deal planning after the EU commission Vice President was told the UK would not cower under threats and pressure that’s being pushed by the EU. Boris Johnson made sure that the UK sent a clear message to the EU commission saying Britain wouldn’t be revoking the plans to alter the withdrawal agreement, instead it would progress as swiftly as possible to get the bill passed.
With this message being heard in Brussels, the EU has now said that for a trade deal to be signed off, the UK would need to revert and implement the original withdrawal agreement. EU said: “The European Parliament will, under no circumstances, ratify any agreement between the EU and the UK,”
Michel Barnier decided to lay a threat in the hope it makes Britain back down from its stance on changing the withdrawal agreement. Barnier said: “The UK has not engaged in a reciprocal way on fundamental EU principles and interests,” continued saying: “Nobody should underestimate the practical, economic and social consequences of a ‘no-deal’ scenario.”
Britain fought back saying: “We don’t recognise the suggestion that we’ve not engaged, we’ve been engaged in talks pretty consistently for many months now,” a British source said.
“The problem is the EU seems to define engagement as accepting large elements of their position rather than being engaged in discussions.”
Trade talks continue in Brussels next week.
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