Brexit dispute: Manfred Weber accuses Boris Johnson of a lack of seriousness

Brexit dispute

EU Parliament: Weber accuses Johnson of a lack of seriousness

The EPP chairman Weber said with a view to the Brexit that it was “irresponsible to still bet on political games”.

Updated: October 18, 2020, 1:00 am

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Berlin. In the Brexit dispute, the chairman of the Christian Democrats in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Accused of lack of seriousness. “The black peter game from London is pure show and does not get anyone any further,” said the CSU deputy chairman of our editorial team. “It is irresponsible of Prime Minister Johnson to continue to bet on political games instead of finally negotiating the matter seriously.”



After this EU summit Johnson said the talks on a future EU-UK trade deal were “over”. It is “pointless” for EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier to travel to London on Monday as planned. Ten weeks before the end of the Brexit transition phase, the EU clearly has no interest in a free trade agreement like the one with Canada, said Johnson. Accordingly, one now expects a relationship like with Australia – without a contract.



Manfred Weber on the Brexit dispute: “We will continue to have a close partnership in the future”

Weber replied that the EU was calmly and united. “We want an agreement, we want a close partnership in the future too. We are ready to continue negotiations. ”Weber was adamant on the matter. “It is clear that we will never give up the integrity of our EU internal market,” said the Chairman of the EPP Group. “Everyone who wants to sell their products with us has to adhere to our standards. There won’t be a second Singapore on our doorstep. And we will not conclude contracts with partners who do not take existing contracts seriously. ”



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Britain was because of the Corona-Krise economically badly hit, recalled Weber. “The British government is acting very lightly towards the British citizens, now also risking a hard Brexit.” It is dangerous when politics no longer weighs rationally, but acts predominantly ideologically. “Prime Minister Johnson is facing the pieces of his policy,” summed up the group leader of the Christian Democrats. “In the coming months he will have to explain to the British why the Brexit promises were dishonest.” (Fmg)

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