Frenchman Le Drian blames Britain’s “attitude” for the deadlock in Brexit negotiations | News


PARIS (Reuters) – The French foreign minister on Monday blamed the stalemate on Brexit negotiations on what he called Britain’s uncompromising and unrealistic attitude.

Negotiations between Britain and the European Union on future relations after its exit on January 31 from the bloc have made little progress, with both sides accusing the other of making unworkable demands.

“The negotiations are not moving forward due to an intransigent and, let’s be clear, unrealistic attitude of the UK,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a speech to French ambassadors based in Europe.

Le Drian, who was speaking alongside German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, said the EU was more united than ever to reach an ambitious Brexit deal, but the ball was in Britain’s court.

(Reporting by John Irish; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Mark Heinrich)


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