Oh dear!Timmermans: UK ran around 'like idiots' in Brexit negotiationsBBC News
See Panorama: 'Britain's Brexit Crisis'. 9pm BBC 1, Thursday night.
I think you missed the best bit out!
https://www.politico.eu/article/frans-t ... haracters/
Prior to the start of negotiations, Timmermans said the EU side had expected the British — with their reputation for having a highly efficient civil service — to be “so brilliant” in their approach to the talks.
They expected that “in some vault somewhere in Westminster there will be a Harry Potter-like book with all the tricks and all the things in it to do,” he said.
But he added: “And then the first time I saw public utterances by David Davis and I saw him not coming [to Brussels], not negotiating, grandstanding elsewhere I thought: ‘Oh my God, they haven’t got a plan, they haven’t got a plan’.
“That was really shocking frankly, because the damage if you don’t have a plan — you know, we see it — time’s running out and you don’t have a plan, it’s like Lance Corporal Jones — you know, ‘Don’t panic, don’t panic’, running around like idiots.”
Who do you think you are kidding Mr Barnier...