Category: michel barnier

Barnier has finally killed Chequers – and with it, the UK government

Barnier has finally killed Chequers – and with it, the UK government

Wall Street moves to Frankfurt as Brexit doubts grow

Wall Street moves to Frankfurt as Brexit doubts grow

Frictionless trade impossible if UK leaves EU single market, says Barnier

Frictionless trade impossible if UK leaves EU single market, says Barnier:

“I have heard some people in the UK argue that one can leave the single market and keep all of its benefits. That is not possible,” he told the EU’s economic and social committee. Barnier also dismissed the “no deal is better than a bad deal” slogan favoured by the British prime minister, Theresa May. He countered that “a fair deal is far better than no deal” and pointed out Brexit talks were not a classic negotiation, where “no deal” meant reversion to the status quo. “In the case of Brexit, ‘no deal’ is a return to a distant past.’’