Von der Leyen “not too optimistic” on Brexit trade deal – Kelly

September 16, 2020

The President of the European Commission this morning warned no changes can be made to the International Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Ursula von der Leyen made the warnings during her State of the Union address to the European Parliament.

During her speech she referred to the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who had stressed that Britain does not break treaties.

The EU is up in arms over Boris Johnson’s attempts to override aspects of the Withdrawal agreement with his Internal Market Bill.

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says Mrs von der Leyen gave a sobering account of the state of trade talks between the EU and the UK without directly referring to Boris Johnson.  

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