EU '˜pushing UK to capitulation' says former Brexit minister

The European Union is pushing the UK towards a choice between leaving without a deal or 'capitulation', a former Brexit minister said.

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, left, and European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting the EU Michel Barnier hold a press conference. Picture; AP
Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, left, and European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting the EU Michel Barnier hold a press conference. Picture; AP

Eurosceptic Steve Baker said Brussels’ response to Theresa May’s Chequers plan was an attempt to get the UK to remain in both the single market and customs union.

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier dealt the Prime Minister a serious blow by rejecting a key plank of her Brexit strategy on Thursday.