Britain’s decision to make unilateral changes to Northern Irish Brexit arrangements have triggered concerns whether it can be trusted on future trade negotiations, opined the European Union’s finance chief Mairead McGuinness.
“It does open a question mark about global Britain, if this is how global Britain will negotiate with other partners. Our experience has been not an easy one to put it mildly,” said McGuinness, who is negotiating post-Brexit financial services terms with Britain, to Irish broadcaster RTE, on Thursday.
She went on to add, “We have to be very clear that when something happens that is not appropriate and indeed in our view breaches both trust and an international agreement, then we have to call it out. It wasn’t a good day yesterday but this morning we have to work for practical solutions, with the UK, not separately.”