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France threatens to veto further Brexit extension

France threatens to veto further Brexit extension



French foreign minister decries ‘worrying’ lack of progress as EU diplomats express frustrationThe French government has threatened to veto a further Brexit extension due to the “worrying” lack of progress in the recent talks, as EU diplomats expressed their frustration at being caught up in game playing by the British government.In a sign of rising exasperation, the French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, highlighted the lack of realistic proposals being put forward by Downing Street as an alternative to the Irish backstop. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/08/france-threatens-to-veto-further-brexit-extension

Author : Daniel Boffey and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

Publish date : 2019-09-08 12:54:51

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