EU leaders must give their chief negotiator the mandate to revise the UK’s withdrawal agreement, otherwise a no-deal Brexit is “coming down the tracks”, the Brexit secretary has said.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Stephen Barclay said “political realities” had changed after May’s European elections.
New MEPs were elected in 61% of seats, he said, marking a “fundamental shift”.
He called on EU leaders to allow Michel Barnier to negotiate in a way that finds “common ground” with the UK.
Brussels has consistently insisted that the withdrawal agreement – one of two main elements of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which was resoundingly rejected by MPs – cannot be renegotiated.
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