Boris Johnson tells EU: Time to ‘put a tiger in the tank and get this Brexit thing done!’

12 Oct

Speaking in London following a meeting with Polish ministers, the Foreign Secretary said: “We’re looking for some urgency from our friends and partners, time to put a bit of a tiger in the tank and get this thing done.”

He said he felt the UK Government has made “helpful suggestions to get the great ship moving” and called on the EU to speed up the progress of talks, which have stalled in recent weeks as both sides fail to agree on some of the fundamental issues related to Britain’s EU exit.

Earlier today Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said the two sides had reached a “disturbing” standstill on the key issue of the UK’s divorce bill.

He repeatedly said the three issues of payments, citizens’ rights and the Irish border must be agreed before talk can turn to trade.

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