Friday May 29, 2020

Lucinda Creighton: Britain won’t reach a trade deal with EU this year

London passed up the chance to join Europe on securing PPE because its hardball stance in talks means it cannot appear needy

17th May, 2020
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (R) and the British Prime Minister's Europe adviser David Frost. Picture: Getty

The signals coming from London in recent weeks with respect to Brexit are so many and so varied that they would put the steadiest of heads in a spin.

On the one hand, the British government has been at pains to reassert its singular intent to push ahead with its disentanglement from the EU as quickly and abruptly as possible. On the other, it is quietly and discreetly trying to embed itself at the heart...

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