‘We will see’ Barnier’s dire warning as he retreats to Brussels after talks judder to halt

‘We will see’ Barnier’s dire warning as he retreats to Brussels after talks judder to halt

Mr Barnier returns to Brussels following the suspension of talks on Friday. 

Brexit talks were paused by both sides following a clash over fisheries amid claims Emmanuel Macron has stepped in to intervene over the matter. 

Mr Macron warned the negotiator not to back down to the UK’s demands over fisheries thus causing talks to collapse. 

Speaking this morning, Mr Barnier issued a cautious update on talks.

He told reporters at St Pancras station, he said: “We keep calm, as always, and if there is still a way, we will see.”

Due to the collapse in talks, Boris Johnson and EU Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen will now hold a call today to discuss the state of play. 

More to follow…

Published at Sat, 05 Dec 2020 09:19:00 +0000