Brexit: European leaders express frustration over 'lack of clarity' from UK

Brexit: European leaders express frustration over 'lack of clarity' from UK

Leaders from the EU member-states are scheduled to meet on Thursday

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

European leaders have revealed a degree of frustration with the British Government over Brexit, saying clarity is missing because of the divisions within Theresa May’s cabinet.

The leaders of the other 27 EU member-states are due to meet later on Thursday (October 19), where Michel Barnier will feed back on the current state of the negotiations.

Antonio Tajani, the president  of the European Parliament, said the current situation wasn’t good and insisted “we need to know what the UK wants to do.”

Tajani also suggested the demands for a financial settlement from the EU could be as high as €60bn (£53 billion).

Meanwhile, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the UK’s eventual outcome for Brexit remained unclear.

Differing opinions within the Cabinet were highlighted once again on Tuesday after Home Secretary Amber Rudd suggested a ‘no-deal’ ending would be “unthinkable” in regard to security issues, while David Davis, the Brexit Secretary insisted the UK had to keep open the option of walking away from negotiations.