European Parliament Appoints Its Representative for BREXIT Negotiations
Read more about Guy Guy Verhofstadt here
But Europe’s Conservatives and Reformists are not happy.
In response to Verhofstadt’s appointment, the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament, said all 751 MEPs should decide the parliament’s Brexit negotiator.
Brexit supporter and ECR leader Syed Kamall said: “It is not right that the President and a couple of men sitting in a back room can decide everything and foist it on the democratically elected representatives… If the parliament thinks that Guy Verhofstadt is the right person to represent it in the negotiations then that’s fair enough, but these backroom stitch-ups are disrespectful of the 747 other MEPs and their voters.”
Working with his counterpart,Michel Barnier, negotiator for the European Commission, Guy Verhofstadt has been appointed to keep the Conference of Presidents (comprising the EP President and group leaders) fully informed of Brexit negotiating developments.
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