EU Parliament dissatisfied with Brexit talks progress

European Parliament MP’s Plenary session meeting at Strasbourg voted overwhelmingly 557 to 92 with 29 abstentions today 3 October 2017, in favour of a resolution drawn up by 5 major political groups in EU Parliament


by Our London Correspondent

( October 3, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) European Parliament MP’s Plenary session meeting at Strasbourg voted overwhelmingly 557 to 92 with 29 abstentions today 3 October 2017, in favour of a resolution drawn up by 5 major political groups in EU Parliament stating that sufficient progress has not yet been made in the Brexit talks to move to the next phase on major issues.

The critical resolution called on EU leaders to postpone their assessment of progress in talks due to take place at the next EU Council summit later this month.

It is the impression of political analysts that progress is to too slow to move on to the big issues including the rights of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit and UK nationals in Europe, the Northern Irish border and the so called Brexit Divorce Settlement Bill.

At the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week, Health Secretary, Hon. Jeremy Hunt, assured party members today that all EU national Nurses currently in the employ of NHS, will be given the right to remain permanently in UK as at present, after Brexit.

Britain seems to pick and choose those EU nationals who are wanted and in great demand to service its national needs. The EU Parliamentary resolution seems to be slap on the wrist to Michel Barnier and his team at Brussels for their tardiness in negotiations, a bonus for Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference.

A fifth round of Brexit talks are said to begin in Brussels next week.

Author: Sri Lanka Guardian

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