BRUSSELS is planning for the future on the basis of a No Deal with Britain, it has emerged.
Eurocrats will issue their next economic forecast for the bloc expecting such an outcome, EU sources said.
It came as Germany and France blasted No10 over the Internal Market Bill, which overrides parts of the Withdrawal Agreement.
The bloc’s Europe ministers met today to thrash out their response to the Bill.
Germany’s Michael Roth said: “Please, dear friends in London, stop the games. Time is running out.” France’s Clément Beaune warned no trade deal would be agreed unless the Bill was pulled.
He said: “The Withdrawal Agreement has been called into question. Obviously we can’t go forward.”
Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said there was a “growing sense” the UK does not want a deal and “it’s more about managing the blame game as the negotiations fail”.
The Internal Market Bill cleared a Commons hurdle tonight when MPs backed it after No10 agreed a compromise, allowing them a vote before its powers can be used.
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and UK counterpart David Frost will meet in London today to tee up the next formal round of talks in Brussels at the end of next month.
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