Former PM made ‘huge mistake’, says Michel Barnier – who backs Labour plan for post-Brexit veterinary deal.
Brussels’ former Brexit chief urges collaboration on shared challenges and reflects on tumultuous talks.
Almost 50% decline shows need for veterinary deal to ease ‘red tape mountain’, says Labour.
The chief Brexit negotiator for Brussels said he would like the two sides to work together to build a new partnership.
Boris Johnson agreed in the final hours of the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations that there would be customs declarations on goods exiting Northern Ireland to Britain, despite the fact that just three weeks later he told businesses in the North there would be "no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind…," according to a detailed new account of the protocol negotiations.
The UK government’s latest moves to revise the Northern Ireland Protocol ride roughshod over international law and threaten the country’s reputation and relations abroad.
From his days stoking anti-European Union sentiment with exaggerated newspaper stories, to his populist campaign leading Britain out of the bloc and reneging on the post-Brexit trade deal he signed, outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been the bane of Brussels for all so many years.
The EU’s former Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the resignation of Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader “opens a new page” in UK-EU relations.
Johnson and prominent members of his ruling Conservative Party have publicly called for the scrapping or radical overhaul of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Brexit remains a “lose, lose” situation for both the UK and the European Union, Michel Barnier said, a year on from the trade agreement he helped negotiate.
Lord Frost told the Conservative conference that the ‘long bad dream’ of our EU membership is over but his is just beginning.
EU's former negotiator Michel Barnier: 'No-one can be surprised' Brexit contributed to fuel crisis 28/09/2021
"Nobody can be surprised. The British government decided to leave the EU, to leave the single market, to leave the customs union. That means mechanic consequences."
"Do not blame Brussels for our own country's mistakes and do not be angry at us for telling you the truth. Be angry at the chancers who sold you a lie," he said.
‘Clear link’ between UK’s exit from EU and shortage of truck drivers, says former negotiator
“We negotiated a trade deal and instead of eliminating barriers, they created them," Michel Barnier said.
Boris Johnson vowed Brexit minister would ‘fix’ problem - but peer insists it’s down to more junior departments.
There remains “real incomprehension, in Britain, of the objective, sometimes mechanical consequences of its choices."
Dominic Raab "chickened out" of no-deal Brexit after his threats to pull out of talks were met with support from the EU, Michel Barnier states in his new book.
Michel Barnier’s new book (all 541 pages of it) takes a detailed look at the Brexit negotiations from the viewpoint of the EU chief negotiator himself.
Memoirs of negotiations show how Brussels lost trust in Downing Street team.
Michel Barnier on Brexit – in his own words 05/05/2021
Key excerpts from the newly published diaries of the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.
Brexit talks with Britain were plagued by 'Tory quarrels and low blows', says Michel Barnier 05/05/2021
Britain's Brexit trade deal with the EU was determined by "quarrels, low blows, [and] multiple betrayals" by self-aggrandizing Tory MPs, Michel Barnier has written in his long-awaited memoirs.
Revealed: EU chief negotiator’s diaries, The Great Illusion, give blow-by-blow account of moves behind UK’s departure.
The European Parliament has voted to ratify the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), with 660 out of 697 MEPs voting in favour of the deal, but a Brexit expert has said it is only the beginning.