United KINGDOM, officials have warned the EU that its approach to brexit negotiations might adversely affect its security and economic relationship.
It comes as an EU official said that the united KINGDOM was to live in a “let’s just keep everything we have now… the fantasy”.
In the UK official described these remarks as “laughable” and warned against “trying to insult us”.
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In an information session on Thursday, after three days of brexit talks, an EU official told journalists the UK was a fantasy that everything could remain as it is, this would mean that the EU should change, as well as great Britain could remain the same.
“I’m a little worried because the pre-condition for fruitful discussions should be the united KINGDOM accepts the consequences of his own choice,” the official said.
“The sooner we go beyond” let’s just keep everything we have now ” … the sooner we move away from this fantasy, then the quicker we can make progress.”
On the question of the border Irish, the official said “we are running out of time” and that there had been no agreement, within three days of discussions this week on the “crisis” elements of the customs and regulatory harmonization between Northern Ireland and the Republic of ireland.
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The government of the united KINGDOM has proposed a fall-back option if the UK and the EU may not adopt new customs provisions in time, to avoid a “hard” border in Ireland. It would be to see the UK remain aligned with the customs union of the EU for “a limited time” starting in 2020 – something Theresa may has said would be needed in “a very limited set of circumstances”.
But the EU official said that any solution should be “Northern Ireland” and that they should “do away with the fantasy that it can be the whole of the united KINGDOM of the solution”, because this would provide a back door for the united KINGDOM in the european single market.
The official has also suggested the row over the united KINGDOM, the access to the Galileo system has been on the united KINGDOM want to turn it from an EU programme into a joint united KINGDOM/EU of the programme was “a big question”, and give the UK more influence than some member states of the EU.
But in the united KINGDOM official stated that the remarks were simply the EU’s public “bargaining position”.
He said: ‘We have presented the seven articles of this week, in the interest of resolving difficult issues in the interest of both parties, if the application we do not provide enough details is laughable.
“The risk is that, if they follow this path, focusing on our unconditional offers and trying to insult us, the EU will end up with a relationship with its third-largest economy and the largest security partner, which allows millions of citizens of the EU and the united KINGDOM.”
Brexit Secretary David Davis has also tweeted that “a relationship based solely on existing third countries previous ones, as some seem to suggest, would lead to a significant and unnecessary reduction of our capacity in terms of security”.
He added: “Our citizens depend on it, we must not let them down.”
BBC Brussels reporter Adam Fleming said that it was supposed to be a good week for the British, who had published a series of documents containing proposals for future cooperation on issues ranging from the protection of data, research and foreign policy of the fight against crime.
He added that it could be typical of the posturing ahead of a summit of EU leaders next month, or it could mark the beginning of another low in the brexit process.