EU REBELLION: A dozen member states REVOLT against Barnier’s ‘hard line’ Brexit stance


The countries maintain warned the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator to soften his stance on the UK and have requirement readied for a wide trade deal, according to a Brussels expert.

Director of the Focus for European Reform, Charles Grant, tweeted: “About 10/12 EU state of affairs have some concerns about the ‘hard’ line taken by France, Germany and Commission, surprisingly on the narrow scope of the deal that they appear to want to offering the UK.” 

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Certain countries are at odds with the likes of Barnier, Merkel and Macron

About 10/12 EU states receive some concerns about the ‘hard’ line taken by France, Germany and Commission

Governor of the Centre for European Reform, Charles Grant

However, Mr Grant declared these 12 countries “have different priorities and no leader” so France, Germany and the Commission could win the conflict. 

This comes as Mr Barnier vowed to punish the UK if we break European laws during the two year development period which will start in 2019. 

Last week, Mr Barnier insisted the UK would be beat if all of Brussels’ rules during the two-year transition were not adhered to. 

Mr Barnier worded a tough stance over the impact on trade in goods and services if the UK retreats the single market and customs union. 

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David Davis is beneath pressure to stand up for the UK in Brexit negotiations with Barnier

He sparked pique on Friday after claiming a transition period was «not a given».

Theresa May has been swayed to reject the EU’s demands for curbs on Britain’s ability to negotiate global traffic deals during the Brexit transition period. 

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Theresa May devise lead her cabinet in Brexit speeches outlining the government’s vision

Tory Tallboy minister Penny Mordaunt acknowledged other member states were fit out frustrated with the European Commission’s approach to the Brexit talks.

Ms Mordaunt thought: “Other nations involved in this are very pragmatic and have not been urged with some of the language that the commission has used.” 

Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski, chairman of the Commons All-Party Conforming Group on Poland, said: «In private, many Polish politicians are phrasing regret at the commission not treating Britain with due consideration and respect.»

The next three weeks whim see a series of high profile speeches by Mrs May and her cabinet outlining the government’s phantasm for Brexit.

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