BREXIT will not end in a deal with Brussels if the future relationship with the bloc is not set out in the terms, Britain’s Brexit department has claimed.
Tough talk came from the UK today as Theresa May’s divorce team refused to negotiate with no guarantees for the coming years.
Brussels has done most of the threatening until now, but Britain is beginning to set out what it wants from the talks, which will begin on Monday.
A spokesman for Britain’s Brexit department said: “As we set out in the Article 50 letter, our view is that withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each other.
“We believe that the withdrawal process cannot be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account.
“The withdrawal and future are intimately linked.”