UK’s international trade secretary Liam Fox has put the chances of failure to reach a deal on Brexit at 60:40, blaming the EU’s stubborness for it. His comments come at a time when the deadline looms for Britain to exit the European Union on March 29, and amid growing fears that the deal will not be agreed in time.
The minister stated that he had previously thought the prospect of a no-deal were 50:50 but that has now increased -- largely due to European bureaucrats harboring a "theological obsession" with EU rules, rather than "economic wellbeing."
Meanwhile British Prime Minister Theresa May, whose blueprint for leaving Europe has come under fire from both Brexiteers and Remainers within her Conservative Party, was in talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at his summer residence in the south of France over the weekend. The negotiations come at a delicate time for May, who in recent months has seen a string of resignations in her party over her Brexit plans -- most notably between Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson.