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As crucial negotiations continue ahead of the end of the transition period, both Britain and the EU are still trying to secure a deal. With neither side able to reach an agreement, fears have erupted over the lack of time to prepare their countries for a no deal outcome.
But yesterday, European leaders in France, Belgium and the Netherlands demanded the European Commission publish its no deal plans.
Express.co.uk has been inundated with comments from furious Brits who have believe the “arrogant” block is posturing to force the UK to “capitulate” in trade talks.
Their outrage at the EU’s plan comes after Brussels yesterday said the block was drawing up “contingency measures” in case there was no breakthrough in negotiations.
A senior EU diplomat said: “We must now come up with contingency measures. January 1, 2021 is getting close; we need a safety net.
Britons furious as EU accused of Brexit plot (Image: Getty)
Boris Johnson to end transition period in December (Image: PA)
“Of course, this sends out a political signal. But it is high time to prepare people and businesses in case we cannot fix an agreement in time.
“I know member states will ask to get contingency measures out into the open.”
Reacting, on Express.co.uk reader simply said: “Well, a no deal will certainly serve the UK better than the EU so go ahead, I say.”
A second added: “The UK and the EU are not trying to secure a trade deal after months of wrangling.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (Image: Getty)
“The EU are trying to get the UK to capitulate so that they remain under their control.
“The EU does not want the best for the UK, only the best for the EU.
“Not Europe, not the member states, just the EU project.”
Someone else pointed out: “The EU probably don’t have a plan for no deal as they arrogantly assumed the UK would capitulate to their every demand as we have for years.”
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European fishing dependence on UK waters (Image: Express)
While a fourth reader said: “The EU members had time enough to prep for a no deal so if we leave with no deal it’s fine by the UK.