Speaking in Brussels, Christian Kern, the Austrian Chancellor insisted that Britain could not come out of Brexit negotiations with good conditions.
The Prime Minister is expected to begin Brexit proceedings after the Article 50 bill has been passed through the House of Lords towards the end of March.
However, the Austrian chancellor has expressed how Britain will not be given a good Brexit deal as the EU’s 27 governments begin to draw their battle lines before the negotiations.
Mr Kern said: “If you want to be a member of a club you will have better conditions obviously than if you want to be outside the club.
Christian Kern and President Alexander Van der Bellen held a joint press conferene with Junker
“I’m sure our British friends are aware of that in this negotiation process, that is the only possible outcome.
“Everything else would be a capitulation by Europe.”
Speaking at the same press conference, European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker expressed his concerns that the UK will make certain promises to EU countries to divide unity in the bloc.
He said: “It’s in our common interest that there are no special arrangements.”
The leaders stood strong confirming that Britain would not get a good Brexit deal
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Everything else would be a capitulation by Europe
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The former Luxembourg prime minister revealed that he would not be running for a second term in 2019.
He told German radio Deutschlandfunk: “The fact that a country is leaving – above all a large, important, influential country – remains a continental tragedy in my opinion.
“The other 27 are not yet aware of this, but the Brits know very well how they can tackle it.
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“I fear the British will be able to divide the other 27 member states without great effort by promising country A this and country B that and country C something else.”
Despite this, when meeting the Austrian Prime Minister and President, and Mr Juncker insisted that Britain would not be able to strike an easy deal.
Mr Kern finished: “We have got to stand together and maintain this principle right to the end and the Austrian role, well there is no doubt about that.”
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