Brexit: UK to be 'educated' about consequences, says Barnier
The EU's Brexit negotiator has said he sees the process as an opportunity to "teach the British people and others what leaving the EU means".
Michel Barnier said he would never resort to blackmail but saw it as his job to "educate" the UK about the price it would pay for leaving the EU "club".
The UK has hit back, saying the EU does "not want to talk about the future".
Brexit Secretary David Davis said it was "frightened" and the UK would not be bounced into a divorce bill deal.
The latest salvos come after a week of talks in Brussels about the UK's withdrawal from the EU - scheduled to take place in March 2019 - which increased tensions between the two sides.
How dare this man virtually say he will teach us a lesson and educate us? This remark shows exactly why it is totally pointless trying to negotiate with the EU. They are determined not to give way on anything while making endless demands and threats.
Let's stop this shameful fiasco and get out now!