Leading Remainer refuses to say how much UK should pay EU in heated argument with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Open Britain refuses to say how much UK should pay EU in heated argument with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to accelerate negotiations

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A leading Remainer has refused to say how much UK should pay EU when it leaves the bloc during a heated argument with Julia Hartley-Brewer. 

Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have said they have agreed to "accelerate" the Brexit negotiations over a working dinner. Despite this, there's no sign the EU will sway from its view of not enough progress having been made to move on to trade talks and a financial settlement is still a major issue 

Julia Hartley-Brewer asked Open Britain's Will Cousins what the UK should pay the EU when leaving, but he responded "I don't know."

He said: "I think the UK Government would know a lot better than I do...this government is not going around publishing all of its position papers on the financial settlement...this government is being so opaque."

But Julia argued he should know how much Britain should pay, as it is part of his job. She continued by suggesting we should not be paying at all, as "there's plenty of other countries that could just put the extra money in."

Cousins argued that "Britain's decision to leave the European Union means we no longer have a right to suggest what the EU does with its budget.

"The cash has already been agreed. therefore we have an obligation to stump up until the end of that period, until 2020."

He also added that in Brexit negotiaitons "the key people here really are not Jucker and Barnier, who are in a sense doing what they’re told. It’s [Angela] Merkel and [Emmanuel] Macron."

LIsten to the full interview above