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Juncker tells MEPs the Irish border is a "European issue"

Juncker tells MEPs the Irish border is a

The UK will come to regret its decision to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said.

The UK wants an agreement this month on a transition period, which the European Union said should last until the end of 2020.

Seemingly stung by their applause, Mr Juncker said the time would come "when you will regret your decision".

May and EU27 leaders is set to hold a new round Brexit negotiation on March 22 and 23, with hopes for the consolidation of a transition deal immediately following March 29, 2019, when Britain will become a third country.

Despite Theresa May setting out her vision for Brexit in a speech at Mansion House earlier this month, Mr Juncker insisted it was "obvious" that the United Kingdom needed to give "more clarity on its future relationship with the EU". If you chose to jettison, leave behind, the common agreements and rules then you have to accept that things can not remain what they are ...

Britain's government has said it does not want a customs union with the EU, without which the EU says it would need to regulate Northern Ireland's trade to avoid a return of customs checks.

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Several issues remain to be solved, including finding a solution for the future of the Irish border.

This prompted an angry response from UKIP MEP David Coburn, who retoted that it was a "British issue".

He also seized on the Irish border issue, saying the United Kingdom must put forward proposals on how to avoid a hard border, although he added it was a "European issue" not just an "Irish issue".

Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, said he was "surprised" that the prime minister had expected it to accept her demands in the Mansion House speech.

This is especially important when it comes to Ireland.

Mr Barnier added that it was a "rather surprising idea" to think the European Union could accept convergence in some areas "and at the same time open up the possibility for divergence when there is a comparative advantage to be had" for the UK.

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"It is time to face up to the hard facts".

"We have to guarantee the integrity of the single market because citizens and companies have to be able to count on the same kind of rules for citizens and companies and cherry picking is not going to be possible".

Delivering a damning verdict on May's speech, the Parliament's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said, "It is mainly repeating the red lines that we know already two years".

"The EU is bullying us", he said, before urging Theresa May "to do what Trump has done and stand strong against the European Commission, against the unelected bullies".

"Ms May, we did not vote for a transition period, we voted to leave this organisation, we voted to leave the customs union, we voted to leave the single market", he said.

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