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Brussels BACKS DOWN on demand for £50 billion divorce settlement from Britain

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EU negotiator Michel Barnier said to have dropped demand on sequence of talksWas previously insisting divorce bill had to be settled before trade negotiationsTwo sides now expected to agree 'broad principles' and finalise later in process

Brussels has backed down on threats to force Britain to agree a huge £50billion divorce settlement before trade talks can start.

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier is said to have made clear to Brexit Secretary David Davis that figures for the bill will not have to be finalised before negotiations get going on a deal.

Instead, the two sides will be able to mark out 'broad principles' before deciding the exact sums later in the process.

"Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
"If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer


  • So, Brussels has started to learn that the new Iron Lady really does have some iron in her.

    "How do you tell a communist?  Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin.  And how do you tell an anti-communist?  It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

    *Ronald Reagan*

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