A pantomime that papers over the Brexit cracks

The tone and body language of the the EU’s Michel Barnier and Tory minister David Davis hijacked the Brexit meeting between the two, writes Ian Guider

3rd September, 2017
Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator for Brussels Pic: Getty

The extent of the ridiculousness of Britain’s negotiating stance around its exit from the European Union was highlighted in the acres of coverage last week, not on the lack of progress that has been made to date, but on the pay gap between the two men leading the talks.

Even as Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator for Brussels, stood beside David Davis and told him that it was time to get “serious” about...

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