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European Union stokes Brexit tensions with 100-page draft exit deal

The clash comes in a critical week for the Brexit process

Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, gives a speech on Brexit at the National Transport Design Centre at Coventry University, Britain
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Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, gives a speech on Brexit at the National Transport Design Centre at Coventry University, Britain

Ian Wishart, Tim Ross & Birgit Jennen | Bloomberg
The European Union (EU) will challenge Theresa May on Wednesday when it publishes a draft Brexit treaty that ignores some of the UK prime minister’s most important demands.
 
The bloc is planning to set out in legal detail how it expects the UK to depart in just over one year’s time, and the terms of a transition period that will follow, according a person familiar with the matter. A German official added that the 27 members oppose an extension of the transitional period.

Talks on the transitional phase that businesses want to help smooth the UK’s withdrawal are continuing but the

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 10:42 PM IST

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