Fleming Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the liberal fraction in European parliament, was one of those negotiating the Brexit deal for Europe. He was clearly vexed when he talked to the VRT, first on Thursday morning (radio) and next on Thursday evening (TV).
In a nutshell: he wants the British MP's to speak out clearly about what they want, instead of rejecting proposals and saying what they don't want.
Verhofstadt is also warning the British that the EU is not keen on granting a postponement. This is something that all 27 member countries should approve. But a delay is senseless as long as the U.K. doesn't know what it really wants, Mr Verhofstadt said. "The EU is not eager to say 'yes' to postponing the hot issue if we don't know how this extra time will be used."
Another point is that 30 June would mean that the U.K. would have to take part in the European elections. Verhofstadt advocates a shorter period of a couple of weeks, if the British need more time.
Speaking in the VRT's evening news on Thursday evening, Mr Verhofstadt said the EU will give the Brits an answer at the European Council, on 21 March.