EU talks team re­sort­ing to black­mail over bill for UK leav­ing sink­ing ship

Evening Express (City Final) - - Views - Den­nis GRAT­TAN

THERE is no set pro­ce­dure laid down for the United King­dom in leav­ing the European Union as it has never hap­pened be­fore and we are in un­charted wa­ters.

How­ever, what we are get­ting from the EU ne­go­ti­at­ing team is noth­ing short of Brus­sels black­mail in my opin­ion.

They are just pluck­ing fig­ures from the sky as to how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. This seems to be any­thing from 20 bil­lion Eu­ros up­wards and un­less we agree to pay, the ne­go­ti­a­tions go no fur­ther.

It seems to me this form of black­mail is be­ing used as a warn­ing to other coun­tries also think­ing of leav­ing the Euas­towhat­treat­ment­to­ex­pect when leav­ing the sink­ing ship.

Seems it’s be­ing used as a warn­ing to other coun­tries

BREXIT: The UK and EU are in ne­go­ti­a­tions.

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