‘Something has to give,’ EU’s Barnier tells Brexit Britain

By Michele Sinner and Gabriela Baczynska

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday British Prime Minister Theresa May should endorse a permanent customs union with the bloc – as proposed by the opposition Labour party – to break the impasse over their looming divorce.

Barnier told a news conference in Luxembourg that time was “extremely short” to conclude a deal before Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29.

He then met UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay for what both sides said were “constructive” talks in Brussels late on…
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