Up to twelve European countries rebel against Barnier's plot to punish UK for Brexit by offering 'narrow' trade deal

Press quote (The Sun)
12 February 2018

Now a top EU expert has claimed there are up to 12 member states warning Mr Barnier not to be too tough - and calling for a wide-ranging trade deal. They fear the EU will end up hurting itself by cutting off trade with Britain, Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform suggested. But he added that the rebel countries may be unable to take on Mr Barnier - because they can't agree on what they want him to do differently.