Juncker tells Britain to get real on Brexit
THE President of the European Commission has slammed the British Government saying none of the Brexit position papers published by the UK are “satisfactory” and that an enormous number of issues remain unsettled.
Speaking to EU Ambassadors, JeanClaude Juncker ( above) echoed the pessimistic tone struck by his Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.
Mr Juncker said: “The UK Government is hesitant in showing all its cards. Why would it do this?
“We now have the negotiating team in Brussels meeting with Mr Barnier. I did read with the requisite attention all the papers produced by Her Majesty’s Government. But none of those papers is satisfactory.
“There are still an enormous number of issues that need to be settled.”
Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said Britain feels it is in a “good position” and repeated a call for the EU to show “imagination and flexibility”.