Nigel Farage has warned that the UK is entering an “absolutely critical” time in the next few weeks as Brexit talks start to heat up. Rows have broken out in trade deal negotiations as both sides accuse the other of being unreasonable in their demands. The LBC host, and Brexit Party leader, Mr Farage revealed why the EU was more likely to “cave” to the UK’s terms as time begins to run out.
He told listeners: “Today there is a letter to Michel Barnier sent by the UK’s chief negotiator David Frost.
“One thing I like about this is that it’s out there, it’s published, it’s open it’s transparent, that’s good.
“He goes through, sector by sector, fisheries etc, to point out that free trade agreements, ‘such as the ones you’ve done with Canada or Japan’, would suit us.
“A fisheries deal, ‘such as the one you’ve done with Norway’, would suit us.”
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Mr Farage continued: “On financial services, he says to Barnier, ‘the EU’s market access offer on financial services is even less than you’ve tabled thus far with Australia and New Zealand’.
“He really doesn’t pull his punches.
“He writes, ‘Your text contains novel and unbalanced proposals’.
“He finishes off at the end of the letter saying, ‘what is on offer is not a fair free trade relationship between close economic partners, but a relatively low-quality trade agreement coming with unprecedented EU oversight of our laws and institutions’.”