IT’S FIFTH TIME UNLUCKY
Stalemate in talks on UK’s Brexit bill
BRITAIN and the EU were last night caught in a deadlock on Brexit.
And Europe’s chief negotiator described the lack of progress as “very disturbing”.
After the fifth round of talks, Michel Barnier blasted Britain for failing to agree on a divorce bill. Mr Barnier claimed Brexit secretary David Davis had “much work to do” if the talks were to succeed.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Brussels, he said: “We have reached a state of deadlock which is very disturbing for thousands of project promoters in Europe and very disturbing for taxpayers.”
The furious official said more needs to be done before talks can move on to trade.
Mr Davis called for EU leaders to revise Mr Barnier’s instructions to allow him to “explore ways forward”.
He said: “To provide certainty we must talk about the future.
“Clearly we would like them to give Michel the means to broaden the negotiation.”
A spokesman for the Leave.EU campaign group slammed the talks, adding: “We should do everyone a favour and leave now.”
BIG DIVIDE: Davis and Barnier yesterday as talks deadlock was revealed