Murray – Brexit talks stuck in quicksand

Today’s press conference with David Davis and Michel Barnier after the 6th round of Brexit negotiations revealed there has again been almost no progress. On the three ‘divorce issues’ of citizens’ rights, the Irish border and financial settlement, there is still no agreement.

Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“Today’s press conference revealed one thing, and one thing only: the Brexit talks are stuck in quicksand. Reaching sufficient progress by the next European Council summit in December is still very much up in the air. 

“The lack of movement on both sides is dragging the UK ever closer towards a disastrous cliff-edge that would be catastrophic for our economy, our citizens and our businesses.

“As Lord Kerr, the author of Article 50, said today: Brexit is a reversible process. As new facts come to light, and as it becomes ever clearer that Brexit on the terms it was sold to the British people is unachievable, everyone has the right to change their minds about it. That’s what it means to live in a democracy.”

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Notes to Editors

David Davis’ full remarks at the press conference can be read here. Michel Barnier’s remarks can be read here.  

The full text of Lord Kerr’s speech, hosted by Open Britain, can be found here.