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4/1/17

EU's Brexit chief negotiator sets collision course over divorce bill

The prospect of the EU demanding tens of billions of pounds from the UK in return for a Brexit deal has been raised by the bloc's chief negotiator.

He said the first issue to tackle, in what he hoped would be an "orderly withdrawal", was to end uncertainty over the fate of 4.5 million EU citizens in Britain and vice versa by determining their residency rights.

But Mr Barnier said Britain would have to pay for its previous financial commitments to Brussels before any talks could begin on the future, which he hoped would include a new free trade deal.

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