Spanish International Minister Josep Borrell mentioned some smaller nations would settle for this deal, however the bloc’s strongest won’t.
Mr Borrell, a part of the Socialist authorities that swept to energy in Madrid earlier this month, mentioned: “Germany will say no, France will say no, Spain will say no.”
He hit out on the gradual progress of Brexit negotiations, including the EU’s largest nations “are fairly offended with the UK – all this mess, all the difficulty created, all this time wasted”.
Mr Borrell’s feedback come after chief EU spokesman Margaritis Schinas branded the progress of Brexit talks for the reason that final EU summit in March as “common, with a possible of enchancment”.
The Spanish International Minister’s frustrations replicate the rising panic among the many EU’s primary Brexit negotiators that the UK stays satisfied it could actually strike a deal for membership of the only market in items, however going it alone within the space of providers, in line with an EU official.
The official informed Bloomberg the EU will follow its place that the UK can not cherrypick the components of the only promote it prefers.
European Union officers have mentioned that whereas Britain has not formally declared its place to remain within the single marketplace for items, it has raised it informally in Brussels with some pro-Brexit supporters within the Prime Minister’s cupboard pushing for single market membership.
Remaining within the single market would keep away from slowing commerce throughout the Irish border, one thing each Britain and the EU insist have to be a part of any last deal.
The EU has at all times insisted the UK can not stay within the single market if it needs to manage the motion of European residents.
However a second EU official informed Bloomberg Information among the remaining 27 governments have questioned the EU’s stance, with member states in Japanese Europe particularly suggesting they could settle for a compromise.
Individually, Britain and Spain should additionally strike a deal if the Brexit settlement, together with a 21-month transition interval that stretches by way of till the top of 2020, can apply to Gibraltar.
Mr Borrell, who mentioned the brand new Spanish authorities needs a deal that protects of individuals dwelling across the British territory with safeguards to cease it being a tax haven, added: “Gibraltar will not be an issue, we’re not going to ask to place the Spanish flag on Gibraltar.
“Brexit will not be a political drawback however it’s a ache within the a**.”
The most recent feedback come forward of a vital two days for Mrs Might in her try to speed up progress in Brexit negotiations.
After attending an EU summit in Brussels tomorrow, the Prime Minister will return to Chequers to thrash out the idea for a long-awaited white paper on the post-Brexit relationship on Friday, which can be revealed subsequent month.