The EU Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, has said that the UK’s demands are ‘not serious, fair or even possible’.
‘UK ministers seem to want to devise a new customs union, and seek to recreate all of the EU’s structures, in order to continue to benefit from the best elements of the EU, without it being called the EU’.
‘This is not serious, fair or even possible given the negotiating time remaining’.
‘All we have ever asked for is that this disruptive decision is implemented in an orderly fashion, and that we first agree to the divorce before planning a new future together’.
‘Since the UK joined the EU, it has enjoyed a bespoke form of membership that is unique. An opt-out from the euro, but banker to the Eurozone. An opt-out from Schengen, but access to the security databases linked to it. A blanket opt-out from Justice and Home Affairs, with the possibility to opt back into the most effective crime-fighting measures’.
‘The list goes on’.
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