REVEALED: Merkel and Macron toughen EU’s Brexit stance HOURS before May’s Brussels dinner

16 Oct

The changes will be seen as a slap in the face to Britain after the Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson both urged EU leaders to loosen Mr Barnier’s mandate.

The Frenchman has become increasingly frustrated with the prison-like nature of his guidelines and has been asking European capitals to give him scope to begin transition talks with the UK. 

His efforts are believed to be being blocked by just three countries – Germany, France and Romania. Berlin, in particular, wants more connected commitments from Britain on cash before trade discussions begin. 

But the UK Government is adamant that, whilst it is prepared to honour its budgetary commitments to the bloc, it will not sign a huge cheque until it knows what a future partnership might look like.

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