Friday briefing: Spot of Barnier trouble as Fox rejects Brussels 'blackmail'



Top story: Frustration flares at highest levels of Brexit talks Good morning – Warren Murray here to round out the week.
Temperatures have spiked again this morning in the beleaguered Brexit negotiations, with trade secretary Liam Fox warning the EU can’t “blackmail” Britain into an excessive divorce bill.
Speaking in Tokyo, Fox was asked whether Britain should agree a quick financial settlement to clear the way for trade talks. “We can’t be blackmailed into paying a price on the first part,” Fox replied. “We think we should begin discussions on the final settlement because that’s good for... read more

 
1 September 2017 in World News, Views: 75
Source: Guardian
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