Speaking in Berlin, the UK chancellor told EU officials “it takes two to tango”.
Editor’s Remarks: Chancellor Philip Hammond has flexed some muscle by telling a business audience in Berlin that the EU should be more open about what they want after Brexit. He pointed to the common quip that the UK is yet to decide what it itself wants from leaving the bloc but observed that Brussels has given little signal of what the future relationship will look like. Last month, at the EU summit, European leaders chimed that it was up to the UK to define the relationship that it sought with Brussels. Following a flopped cabinet reshuffle, Hammond’s show of strength is no doubt appreciated by Prime Minister Theresa May.
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