European Union boss Brexit arbitrator Michel Barnier doesn’t feel that the U.K’s. plan for post-Brexit ties is totally unworkable, an European Commission representative said.
The representative was reacting to claims made by a British administrator that Barnier said U.K. Leader Theresa May’s purported Chequers Plan was “dead” amid a gathering in Brussels on Monday.
“This was a gathering that was not open to the press, which is an ideal formula for everybody to leave there and say what either comprehended Michel as saying,” representative Margaritis Schinas told columnists on Thursday.
He said Barnier had been “clear” from the beginning that the arrangement contains “positive components” and there could be “further exchanges on issues that still make issues.”
One of the officials show at the gathering, Labor’s Stephen Kinnock, asked Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab in a Parliament hearing on Wednesday whether the legislature ought to have an arrangement B “accepting you trust Michel Barnier this is dead in the water?”
EU authorities say they can acknowledge parts of the arrangement that arrangement with security and remote approach collaboration. They don’t trust that the administration’s vision for staying inside the single market for products yet not administrations would fit with EU rules.
“You can’t play with it by picking pieces,” Barnier was accounted for as saying in a meeting with Germany daily paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Sunday. “I entirely restrict the British proposition.”
Barnier has his third gathering in three weeks with Raab in Brussels on Thursday. They are planning to get it on the U.K’s. withdrawal from the EU by mid-November.