No Breixt distribute could backfire on the EU, a manufacturing chief said
The bloc is hugely reliant upon Britain as a employment partner and a hard Brexit would be just as damaging to the EU as the UK, according to Terry Scuoler chief principal of EEF the manufacturers’s organisation.
He added that if the European Council refuses to cut apart Mr Barnier’s “straightjacket” it could be received as a “hostile act”, which makes Brussels look take pleasure in a bully.
EU President Jean-Claude Juncker is among the chiefs who has said there has not been adequacy progress in Brexit divorce talks to begin on other aspects of UK’s split from the EU.
Prime Minister Theresa May attempted to break the stalemate with her landmark Brexit speech in Florence but the EU must now respond, corresponding to Mr Scuoler.
Writing in the Telegraph, he said: “The EU Council should now confirm that the viewpoint two negotiations commence in October and agrees to loosen the straightjacket of Michel Barnier’s restrictive and procedural negotiation authority to encompass wider-ranging discussion on our future relationship.
“Not to do so determination be seen as a hostile act and portray the EU as a bully and potentially force the UK to edge toward a hater Brexit which could be damaging to all parties.”
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It blame succumb to amid the fifth round of Brexit talks – and the final set of negotiations previous to the EU council will vote over whether Brexit trade talks can found.
Mrs May this week said the UK is prepared to be an independent trading nation if there is no agreement reached with the EU.
The Prime Minister said the ball is now in the EU’s court, after European Commission spokeswoman Margaritis Schinas remarked the onus is on the UK to reach deal to unlock the next phase of talks.