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Barnier Says U.K. Risks Crashing Out of EU If More Time Wasted

  • EU ready to start negotiations, bloc’s chief negotiator says
  • Talks ‘must begin,’ Barnier says in interview with newspapers
Michel Barnier.

Michel Barnier.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, said the U.K. risks exiting the bloc without a deal in place if Theresa May’s government “wastes” more time before starting negotiations, according to an interview with the Financial Times and other European newspapers.