Deadlock over UK's Brexit bill, says EU's Michel Barnier

Media captionMichel Barnier: ‘We’ve reached a state of deadlock that is really disturbing’

The EU’s arch adjudicator Michel Barnier says there has not been adequate swell to pierce to a subsequent theatre of Brexit talks as a UK wants.

He pronounced there was “new momentum” in a routine though there was still “deadlock” over how most a UK pays when it leaves, that he called “disturbing”.

Brexit Secretary David Davis pronounced he still hoped for a go-ahead for trade talks when EU leaders accommodate subsequent week.

The span were vocalization after a fifth turn of Brexit talks in Brussels.

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Mr Barnier said: “I am not means in a stream resources to introduce subsequent week to a European Council that we should start discussions on a destiny relationship.”

The UK’s Brexit Secretary David Davis urged EU leaders during a summit, on 19 and 20 October, to give Mr Barnier a charge to start trade talks and to “build on a suggestion of team-work we now have”.

He pronounced there had been swell on a area of citizens’ rights that had changed a dual sides “even closer to a deal”.

The EU arch adjudicator told reporters during a corner press discussion he hoped for “decisive progress” by a time of a Dec limit of a European Council.

He pronounced Theresa May’s proclamation that Britain would honour financial commitments entered into as an EU member was “important”.

But he pronounced there had been no negotiations on a emanate this week given a UK was not prepared to spell out what it would pay.

“On this doubt we have reached a state of deadlock that is really unfortunate for thousands of plan promoters in Europe and it’s unfortunate also for taxpayers.”

Not cursed yet

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Analysis by BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg

Not even Brexit’s biggest cheerleader could explain a discussions in Brussels have been going well. And there are manifest frustrations on both sides.

But before claiming this morning’s play means a whole thing is cursed there are a few things value remembering.

At a really start of this whole process, a wish was that in October, a EU would determine to pierce on to a subsequent proviso of a talks, to speak about a destiny relationship. But for months it has been transparent that a chances of that were radically zero.

It is not, therefore, a warn to hear Mr Barnier observant right now, he doesn’t feel means to press a symbol on proviso 2, however most he enjoyed a play of observant so today.

Second, behind a scenes, nonetheless it has been slow, there has been some swell in a talks though officials in some areas have reached a finish of a line until their domestic masters give them accede to pierce on.

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The supposed divorce check covers things like a pensions of former EU staff in a UK, a cost of relocating EU agencies formed in a UK and superb commitments to EU programmes. The UK has pronounced it will accommodate a authorised mandate and there has been conjecture a check could be anywhere between £50bn and £100bn, widespread over a series of years.

BBC Europe Correspondent Kevin Connolly pronounced a UK sees a sum financial joining “as a best negotiating label to be played somewhere nearby a finish of a talks – a EU wants that label to be shown now during a indicate that is still comparatively early in a two-year game”.

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The UK has also offering to keep profitable into a EU bill during a due two-year transition period.

The EU had dual other issues on that it would not make any “concessions”, pronounced Mr Barnier – citizens’ rights and a Northern Ireland border.

On a standing of a border, Mr Barnier pronounced negotiations had “advanced” during this week’s discussions.

But he pronounced there was “more work to do in sequence to build a full design of a hurdles to North-South co-operation ensuing from a UK – and therefore Northern Ireland – withdrawal a EU authorised framework”.

Asked about conjecture that a UK could exit a EU in Mar 2019 though a trade deal, Mr Barnier pronounced a EU was prepared for “any eventualities” though added: “No understanding will be a really bad deal.”

Mr Davis said: “It’s not what we seek, we wish to see a good deal, though we are formulation for everything.”

Both group pronounced swell had been done on citizens’ rights, with Mr Davis observant there would be an agreement “soon” to safeguard EU nationals in a UK would be means to make their rights by a UK courts.

He pronounced EU adults would still have to register with a UK authorities though a routine would be streamlined to make it as elementary and inexpensive as possible.

According to Mr Davis, a remaining adhering points include:

  • The right to move in destiny family members
  • The right to “export a operation of benefits”
  • To “continue to suffer a approval of veteran qualifications”
  • To opinion in internal elections
  • To “leave for a enlarged duration and nonetheless continue to suffer a right to sojourn or permanent right of chateau on return”

Labour personality Jeremy Corbyn said: “I consider it’s utterly shocking. We’re now 15 months on given a referendum and a supervision seems to have reached deadlock during each stage.”

He pronounced “falling out” of a EU though a trade understanding would bluster “a lot of jobs all opposite Britain”.

Media captionStarmer: “We need to grasp a urgency.”

Labour is job for “emergency” talks between Mr Davis and a EU early subsequent week, to try to mangle a deadlock forward of a EU summit.

Earlier this week, European Council President Donald Tusk warned that if a stream “slow pace” of negotiations continued a UK and a EU would “have to consider about where we are heading”.

He suggested that a immature light to start talks about a post-Brexit trade understanding would not come until Dec during a earliest.

Last month Prime Minister Theresa May used a debate in Florence to set out proposals for a two-year transition duration after a UK leaves a EU in Mar 2019, in a bid to palliate a deadlock.

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