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Chair on Michel Barnier's Comments

6 December 2016

Chairman of the Treasury Committee comments on Michel Barnier's press conference on the UK's deal outside the EU.

Calculated to raise the political temperature

Rt Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, said:

 "Mr Barnier's latest contribution is of just the type calculated to raise the political temperature at a time when he should be lowering it. He should have the economic wellbeing of Europe and its citizens as his overriding objective, not grandstanding to Brussels.

Both sides in the negotiations can gain together or lose together. So his first priority should be thinking about how to re-establish a close economic relationship between the EU and the UK, after Brexit."

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