EU figures say the PM’s heralding of no-deal preparations changes nothing for the negotiations
It was as if nothing had happened. Michel Barnier would be jumping on a Eurostar to London early next week “to intensify these [Brexit] negotiations”, the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, tweeted on Friday.
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The EU intended “to focus on the negotiation and these negotiations will continue in the next few days”, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, told reporters in Brussels.