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France sparks recent Brexit rift by blaming deadlocked commerce talks on Britain’s ‘unrealistic angle’

France sparks fresh Brexit rift by blaming deadlocked trade talks on Britain’s ‘unrealistic attitude’


FRANCE has sparked a recent Brexit rift by blaming the deadlocked commerce talks on Britain’s “unrealistic angle”.

Overseas minister Jean-Yves Le Drian informed French ambassadors the EU was as united as ever in reaching an formidable Brexit deal.

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Overseas minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stated the EU was as united as ever in reaching a Brexit deal[/caption]

However he stated the ball was within the UK’s court docket, including: “Negotiations will not be advancing resulting from an intransigent and, allow us to be clear, unrealistic angle of the UK.”

The combative feedback got here on the eve of a significant spherical of Brexit discussions.


UK negotiating chief David Frost will meet his EU counterpart Michel Barnier in London immediately as talks enter their remaining decisive stage in the direction of the top of transition on December 31.

However scant progress has been made.

Downing Avenue stated final night time: “The EU continues to be insisting not solely that we should settle for continuity with EU state help and fisheries coverage but in addition that this should be agreed earlier than any additional substantive work will be performed in some other space of the negotiation.”

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David Frost will meet his EU counterpart Michel Barnier in London immediately[/caption]


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