New Delhi, July 26: The Brexit debate that sparked off the first time in 2015 yet again takes an ugly turn. Former British EU negotiator says Brexit was “terrible idea” and even the government doesn’t understand how bad it will be. Britain’s chances of securing a deal with the EU in 20 months seem minimal.
Steve Bullock, who worked at the UK Representation to the EU from 2010 to 2014, also accused government ministers of an “appalling dereliction of duty” over a failure to understand the complexities of Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc.
His comments follow the second round of negotiations between David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, and Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator. But as the talks came to a close last week, negotiators failed to produce a breakthrough on key disputes, including the so-called divorce bill and the future rights of citizens in Europe and the UK.
In his slamming inputs, the former negotiator claimed that some UK non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Oxfam will not be eligible for EU grants after the Britain’s exit from the European Union. He also alleged that the British government is not foreseeing the consequences that the Brexit will bring along with it.