The U.K. government is demanding action from the European Union (EU) amid strong frustration over the lack of proposals from Brussels on a post-Brexit relationship.
The U.K. is set to leave the EU in March 2019 and negotiators are working against the clock, trying to hammer a deal that will allow businesses to continue trading under relatively low tariffs. However, key differences, including the future of the Irish border with Northern Ireland, remain – leading many to believe that a no-deal is the more likely outcome.
Speaking to CNBC over the weekend, several members of the U.K. government appeared frustrated about the lack of help coming from the European Union.
"At the moment, it is very much a question of the European Union responding with its proposals. At the moment, there is nothing on the table," Chris Grayling, transport secretary told CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at the Conservative Party conference currently taking place in Birmingham.