Brussels tells EU capitals to BLOCK Britain from crunch legal pact

Michel Barnier and Boris Johnson

Brussels has ordered European capitals to reject Britain’s request to join a cross-border legal pact after the end of the Brexit transition period. Eurocrats have said there were obvious grounds to reject the UK’s application to remain part of the Lugano convention beyond the end of the year. The Government earlier this month asked to … Read more

UK fires back at Barnier – Brexit transition WON’T be extended

Grant Shapps and Michel Barnier

Grant Shapps, the transport secretary has shut down suggestions that the Government should request an extension for the transition period amid the coronavirus crisis. Grant Shapps hit out at demands the transition period with the EU should be extended from Michel Barnier. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said that the UK could not refuse to extend the transition while slowing down … Read more

Boris Johnson is ‘determined’ Brexit transition period WON’T be extended

Boris Johnson and Urssula Von der Leyen

Boris Johnson has been urged to extend the Brexit transition period in light of coronavirus – but one of his throwback columns suggests the Prime Minister will never do so. Britain and the EU will restart talks this afternoon over their future relationship, with time running out to get an agreement after a six-week interruption … Read more