Desperate EU leaders and Remainers accused of plotting to block Brexit
“All of us have been pretty clear in our approach that we want a fair deal for the UK but that can’t translate itself into a superior deal,” he said.
“I know there is absolutely no bluffing from the European side, at least in the council meetings I have attended, saying ‘We will start in this position and then we will soften up’. No, this is really and truly our position.”
Meanwhile Mr Kenny expressed his belief that a transitional deal will take “longer than expected”, hinting at an expectation among EU leaders that Brexit talks will drag on past 2019. He said: “I think there’s an inevitability about this to be honest with you. In 50 years nobody has left the EU. This is the first time a country has said, under the treaties, ‘we wish to leave’.”