Prof. Alain Laurent Verbeke from the University of Leuven in Belgium takes a closer look at the non-verbal messages being sent by the two chief negotiators, Michel Barnier and David Davis.
The basket was supposed to make Michel Barnier "fully grasp" Britain's global commercial weight. Critics have pointed out that some of the products are not quite as British as the group had suggested.
Germany has said its focus remains on preserving EU unity in the run-up to the next Brexit talks. The comments came as two top UK ministers went to Germany to appeal for a special post-Brexit deal on financial services.
Prominent Brexit advocate Nigel Farage has claimed pro-leave sentiment is on the rise in the UK. Following a meeting in Brussels, he accused the European Union's chief negotiator of failing to understand Brexit dynamics.
This year will decide Britain's future. Will there be a transition period after Brexit? What will the UK's economic relationship with the EU look like? And will all be "smooth and orderly," as Theresa May has promised?
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