Today Boris has upset the French after they thought they could prevent Boris Johnson from pressing ahead with his Internal Market Bill. Boris has taken no notice of the French, and glad to say he’s ploughing on with the push of the Internal Market Bill though Parliament.
This move has sparked a reaction from French ministers were one stated his frustrations in the Financial Times: “Of course the signals that have been sent in the past few days are damaging. Anything which disrupts, disturbs or increases tensions in the negotiations is regrettable, and we won’t fall for a kind of intimidation at the European level.”
The French still don’t want to prepare for no-deal but will do if necessary saying: “If we too have to prepare for ‘no deal’, we are aware of that, and we are accelerating these preparations in France.”
“We are preparing for all scenarios. The best outcome is still to have an agreement. It’s desirable from a commercial, political and strategic perspective.”
Mr Beaune continues: “If — and I hope it’s not a serious possibility — if the commitments already made were not respected by the UK, it would obviously be extremely difficult for us to make other agreements and to organise our future relationship while having this doubt in our minds.
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