A Brexit Divorce Bill?
With European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michael Barnier now seemingly working to the same speculative figure of £50Bn as the divorce bill payable by the UK on Brexit, this must be seen as either unhelpful or provocative.
Now that a seemingly settled figure hangs in the air, I challenge them to set out in detail a full breakdown of their calculations and any claimed legal basis for each line of liability.
The credibility of the Commission in any forthcoming negotiations around the withdrawal of the UK from the EU relies on their ability to justify claims they have made. It is now important for the Commission to come clean on this issue.