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.