Michel Barnier warns Tory leadership hopefuls that EU will never renegotiate Brexit agreement

The next prime minister will fail in any attempt to renegotiate the Brexit deal, Michel Barnier has said before warning the new leader’s choice is to accept the agreement, cancel Brexit or suffer a damaging no deal.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said that it would make no difference which of the leadership hopefuls eventually succeeded Theresa May.

She stepped down as Conservative leader on Friday.  Most of the candidates to replace her have vowed to try and secure better terms with Brussels.

Mr Barnier said that the withdrawal agreement negotiated by Mrs May was “the only one possible”. 

“A new prime minister will not change the problem,” Mr Barnier said,”“The problem is there and the new prime minister will have the responsibility with us to solve this problem.”

Mr Barnier added, “We are ready to engage with him and his team. We are ready to work once again for an orderly Brexit.”

Source: The Telegraph