Michel Barnier vows EU WON'T give any more ground on Brexit deal

Mail Online | 2/11/2019 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor, For Mailonline
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Michel Barnier today vowed that the EU will not make any more concessions on the Brexit deal - insisting the UK must give ground.

The chief negotiator launched a combative attack on the 'negative' British stance ahead of a meeting with Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay.

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Meanwhile, Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel jibed that the UK was actually a 'disunited kingdom', accusing Eurosceptics of only being willing to say 'no, no, no'.

The intervention came as Theresa May desperately battles to find a way through the political deadlock, with less than seven weeks to go until the exit date.

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Mrs May was today forced to quell Tory fears that she is about to cave into Jeremy Corbyn's demand for a permanent customs union with the EU.

Mrs May had caused panic in Tory ranks by appearing to open the door to a grand bargain in a letter to the Labour leader.

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But her hopes of finding a way through that satisfied Tory Brexiteers was dealt another blow this afternoon as Mr Barnier said 'something has to give on the British side'.

Mr Barnier is due to meet Mr Barclay for dinner later but warned 'clarity' on the fate of the deal must 'come from London'.

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Speaking in Luxembourg this afternoon, he said: 'It's in London where they have to...
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