Trust ‘damaged and eroded’ between EU and UK – Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said “trust has been damaged and eroded” between the EU and the UK due to the “hugely irresponsible” actions of the British government in signalling its intent to override elements of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Coveney said he had not spoke to Michael Gove as of yet, but hopes to in the coming days.

“We’re in a difficult place, it’s been a very bad week for trust between the EU and the UK, mainly because of the approach of the British government which really has been quite extraordinary this week,” Coveney said.

Following asked whether Britain can be trusted in future negotiations, Coveney responded. “The answer to that question has to be yes, otherwise we’ll never get a deal, but there is a lot of work to do to rebuild trust after the week that we’ve had.”

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