The EU’s chief negotiator has insisted actual progress on Britain’s divorce bill, residents’ rights and the Irish border is “essential” before discussing a transitional deal. Britain has entered the fourth spherical of Brexit talks within the wake of a high-profile request for a two-yr transition interval from the Prime Minister. The former EU commissioner, who’s in line to receive an annual pension of £35,000 from Brussels, stated ‘no person’ warned earlier than the referendum Britain would go away the one market. Stated in April he needed to permit Britons to retain their European citizenship, and the parliament in Strasbourg has put forward a proposal to allow them to decide in to an affiliate EU citizenship.
“With no transitional arrangements in place, and no future customs relationship agreed, we will see an immediate re-imposition of customs controls at the Northern Irish border,” stated Andrew Gilmore, deputy director of analysis at Ireland’s … Read the rest