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Minister hints UK poised to rip up Brexit deal as he admits ZERO progress in EU talks

NewsMinister hints UK poised to rip up Brexit deal as he admits ZERO progress in EU talks


Speaking to MPs on a parliamentary committee, Ms Cleverly dashed any optimism of the UK securing a renegotiated agreement with Brussels.

After more than six months of talks on the frictions caused by the Northern Ireland Protocol, he admitted to the European Scrutiny Committee there had been little progress made.

Attacking member states, he blamed EU leaders for the lack of a breakthrough saying that while the bloc’s negotiator, Maros Sefcovic, appeared eager to do a deal, the mandate handed to him was making his job impossible.

Mr Cleverly told MPs: “The truth is that we have come to something of an impasse.

“And I don’t think that’s through a lack of goodwill, and I think it’s more through what we regard in the UK as an overly limited negotiating mandate.”

The minister said he still wished to reach a negotiated settlement with the EU over the Protocol but refused to deny claims that the Government is preparing legislation to overrule aspects of the deal.

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