Time ‘extremely short’ to settle Brexit deal, says EU’s negotiator Barnier

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Time ‘extremely short’ to settle Brexit deal, says EU’s negotiator Barnier

The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain on Monday that time was “extremely short” to settle a divorce deal before Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29. “This time that remains is extremely short,” Barnier said in Luxembourg. “The withdrawal agreement which we agreed with Theresa May’s government… remains the best way to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the UK.” Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel stressed that the responsibility for finding a Brexit solution sat with London, Reuters reported. “We never pushed for Brexit, we never demanded Brexit,” Bettel said. “The responsibility started in London and is still in London.”