Barnier anger at British Brexit stance

'Fruitful' border talks only bright spot as talks end in stalemate

31st August, 2017
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier after latest Brexit talks in Brussels. Pic: Getty

“No decisive progress was made on the main topics,” Barnier told a news conference in Brussels alongside Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis. “At the current pace, we are far from seeing sufficient progress.”

The gridlock eats into the time Britain has to reach a trade deal - and a transitional arrangement - before it tumbles out of the EU in March 2019.

A self-imposed October deadline when Britain has to...

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