A Kerry MEP says the focus by some EU member-states on Britain to ‘start the clock’ on Brexit is misguided.
Leader of the Irish EPP group in the European Parliament Sean Kelly is proposing the question be looked at from another angle.
Speaking in advance of the E.U. summit in Brussels, he said it is in Ireland’s interests to give Britain time to reconfigure its relationship with its European trading partners.
The Fine Gael MEP is proposing the remaining 27 member-states should take the initiative and identify the date when Britain must either conclude negotiations or leave.
He said Britain needs to ‘get its house in order’.