Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 06:50:11 PM EST
Cliff-edge Brexit will hurt UK more than EU, days Von der Leyen
Von der Leyen, said she would not miss the Brexit MEPs, as they heckled her speech, but she offered her condolence to those parties who had campaigned for the UK to stay in the EU.
"If I look at our very brave Remain MEPs I can only say, I'm sorry, we will miss you. Thank you for your courage. Thank you for having been at our side. We will never miss those who scream and yell."
Charles Michel, president of the European Council, said the next stage of the negotiations would be guided by ensuring
the UK could not undercut EU standaards after Brexit.
"The idea of a level playing field will be our guide over the next stage of negotiations," he said, referring to the need for the UK to sign up to EU rules on state aid, tax and the environment.