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On Friday, Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator of the European Union, said that he had not received any update from London on what kind of relationship the City wanted with the bloc after the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.
Barnier said that the absence of an update began from constraints in scheduling on the British side, said Barnier.
Banier said that the withdrawal from the European Union and customs union of Britain would make border checks inevitable. However, he said that there should be no ambiguity in whatever deal is struck regarding the Irish border.
Britain has already ruled out remaining in any customs union with the European Union after Brexit. However, the nature of its trading relationship with the biggest trading bloc in the world has divided the government of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, and the Conservative Party.