Brexit: Negotiations to continue after EU warns UK must 'get serious'

Brexit: Negotiations to continue after EU warns UK must 'get serious'

Michael Barnier called for clarity in the UK position in the ongoing negotiations

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The latest round of Brexit negotiations continues in Brussels after the EU warned Britain must take a clearer and more serious attitude to the talks. 

Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator for the bloc, had accused the UK of being ambiguous on key issues surrounding the withdrawal, and demanded clarity on them. 

He said the sooner this was removed, the closer the two parties would be to a discussion on a future relationship. 

Tension has centred on the size of Brtain's so-called 'divorce bill' in recent weeks, which several sources within the European Union claim ranges from £50 billion to £80 billion. 

Brexit Secretary David Davis rubbished this claim, however, insisting the country’s position was strong and detailed. 

Davis hit back by saying the negotiations would require “flexibility and imagination” across both sides of the table, and how the UK was ready to get back to work.