Brexit: EU's Barnier says 25 per cent work still remains

Brexit: EU's Barnier says 25 per cent work still remains

Brexit: EU's Barnier says 25 per cent work still remains

But a version published by the European Union in February contained only the third "backstop" option, effectively drawing a customs border down the Irish Sea, which a furious Mrs May said "no British Prime Minister could ever agree".

"You are right, Mr. Farage, Brexit will not bring any good to anyone", Tusk said in his closing remarks, adding he was "shocked" to find himself agreeing with Farage.

The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt meanwhile said MEPs would be vigilant about the rights of EU citizens after Brexit, following a growing row over threatened deportations of people who moved to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1950s and 1960s.

Revelations of the "systematic and forensic annihilation" of the United Kingdom government's proposals, meanwhile, come after the House of Lords voted for an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that favours Britain staying the Customs Union.

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But an European Union official has told the Telegraph that the British proposals - set out by Mrs May in her Mansion House speech - were subject to a "systematic and forensic annihilation".

But government sources did express exasperation at what they regard as the intransigence of the EU27.

While talks will continue over the next three weeks to try to achieve a breakthrough, there are fears that the Irish border question could, once again, prove a roadblock in wider Brexit negotiations when European Union leaders meet again in June.

The prospect of a hard Brexit remains, while the issues of the customs union, single market and the Northern Ireland border are yet to be settled.

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No 10 says it is confident a deal can be done to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit despite signs of an impasse over the issue.

Peers backed the amendment by 348 votes to 225 with 24 Conservatives, including former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine, rebelling against the Government.

At a negotiating session on Wednesday, Brussels officials and diplomats said the European Union rejected proposals London first made last summer and introduced into the talks last month. Similarly, her personal role in the Windrush scandal is undeniable - as home secretary, she relished her image as an authoritarian who was tough on immigration, so she must now shoulder some of the blame for regarding real people as just statistics to be whittled down to please the readers of the Daily Mail.

Your house of Lords voted 348 into 225 to overthrow the government's EU Withdrawal expenses, which will return for the House of Commons where in fact the defeat is likely to spur revived resistance. "I think Theresa totally gets that".

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Lynn Gilmore - manager of Seafish Northern Ireland, which represents the industry - told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster that tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade are a major concern.

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