Brexit: Iceland warns the UK that is has no power in the German-dominated European Union

The prime minister tells Britain that the big decisions in Brussels are made without them...

Brexit: Iceland warns the UK that is has no power in the German-dominated European Union

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The Icelandic Prime Minister has entered the increasingly bitter Brexit debate in the UK by noting that Britain and most other EU members have little say in decision-making in a Union increasingly dominated by German interests.

Icelandic leader Sigmund Gunnlaugsson told the Telegraph that when it comes to the big stuff, decisions are made by France and Germany, and increasingly just Germany.

"Others are called to meetings to approve of what has been decided, if not in the afternoon then during the middle of the night.

"This seems to have become the standard way of doing things in Brussels”, he said. 

Mr Gunnlaugsson declined to offer an opinion over whether the UK should choose to stay in the EU, he stressed that the relationship between Iceland and Britain will be unaffected by the vote:

"The UK is one of our most important trading partners and whatever you decide to do we would like to have a free trade deal with you, whether through the EEA or independently."