Frost to Barnier: ”Drop the ideological approach”

The UK lead negotiator David Frost warns EU lead negotiator Michel Barnier that he must drop his “ideological approach” within the next fortnight in UK-EU Future Relations negotiations.

The comments from David Frost came as both sides offered a gloomy prognosis for the negotiations on trade, security and fisheries, with little sign of the teams finding common ground.
Frost said there had been “very little progress” in the latest discussions between the two sides, adding that he found it “hard to understand why the EU insists on an ideological approach which makes it more difficult to reach a mutually beneficial agreement”.

The EU responded that this is not about ideology. Here is one comment:

I note that this type of dialogue is part of the negotiations.

Read the article here: British negotiator gives EU two-week deadline to drop ‘ideological’ stance

Source: The Guardian