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Jean-Claude Juncker says Commission is not negotiating Brexit deal in "hostile mood"

MEPs tackled state of Brexit negotiations at Parliament today

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Jean-Claude Juncker says Commission is not negotiating Brexit deal in "hostile mood"

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs today “we want a deal” on Brexit and that those arguing for a deal “have no friends in the Commission.”

“We want a fair deal with Britain and we will have a fair deal with Britain. A no-deal is not our working assumption,” said Juncker.

Juncker’s intervention comes after the Commission dismissed reports of Britain’s PM “begging for help” with Brexit negotiations at a private dinner in Brussels.

However. Minutes later German Christian Democrat MEP Manfred Weber said they had to prepare for a no-deal scenario.

“We underlined that there is no sufficient progress, we clarified that there is no cherry picking possible, we are preparing a scenario for leaving without an agreement, I think that is a good step.”

Weber added Brexiteers have “no common plan” for how to leave the union and that businesses in London are getting nervous.