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European Commissioner for Brexit at Moncloa meeting: “Britain has to pay its dues, or it gets no deal”
12 May 2017 @ 20:02

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy met with European Commissioner for Brexit this week to give his 'full support' to EU officials throughout the process – and heard that if Britain does not pay up, it will get no deal.

Michel Barnier (pictured) was on a visit to the Moncloa Palace, Spain's answer to the White House and 10 Downing Street, when he issued this warning to the UK before reporters.

“The British have decided to abandon the single market and the customs union, and will have to bear the full consequences of this,” Barnier stressed.

“We need to work hard to build the framework of our future trade relations, with an ambitious and fair agreement between both parties and a new level of cooperation beyond that, covering universities, international and national security, terrorism, global operations and peace processes.

“But this divergence could become very difficult if such negotiations do not cover issues like environment, consumer protection and taxation.”

Concerning recent reports that the UK allegedly stated it 'would not pay' the 'divorce' settlement, estimated to be in region of €100 million but which will need to be thrashed out between both parties, Barnier said Britain had two choices.

“The British have got to pay what they owe,” he stipulated.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com



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briando55 said:
12 May 2017 @ 20:19

Britain seems to have paid its dues for years, and fairly.

The EU needs to sign off at least one set of accounts in 40 years to support any demand they feel is to be met. And it should be last years.

Fair enough?


coastal said:
12 May 2017 @ 20:46

Good comment


tteedd said:
14 May 2017 @ 18:49

By the time they calculate a reasonable assessment of our dues they will probably be told that our share of the assets is worth considerably more.


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