BREXITEER MP Iain Duncan Smith insisted that the UK will not ‘pay any price’ or make a bad deal to secure a free trade agreement after Brexit.
The EU has insisted that a divorce settlement be reached before negotiations can move on to trade talks.
He said: “Of course we want to make progress on it, we want to make progress on it, you know the answer is - it takes two to tango in this case.”
Britain is aiming to break the Brexit deadlock by making progress on the EU’s key Brexit issues – including the Irish border, the financial settlement and citizens’ rights.
If “significant progress” is made on the three key issues by December, the UK and EU will be able to move to the second stage of Brexit negotiations for the EU summit next month.