Juncker hopes for EU-Britain Brexit deal in November

10 October, 2018, 17:29 | Author: Trevor Moore
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EU Council chief Donald Tusk has delivered a tough riposte to Conservative rhetoric over Brexit and a fresh dismissal of the Chequers plan - but offered an alternative trade deal.

EU Council President Donald Tusk says a British official's comparison of the European Union to the Soviet Union is "as unwise as it is insulting".

Pro-Remain parties including the SDLP and Sinn Fein met European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday.

He and Varadkar, he said, had "focused on practical and realistic ways of minimising the damage caused by Brexit, on both sides of the channel". The pound strengthened on Friday.

Any delay beyond then is likely to hit the pound hard - most traders are reluctant to push sterling much higher until the prospect of a deal, which would then need to be passed in the British parliament, becomes much clearer. Your laws are made in Brussels and they're imposed on the UK. "The North can not be left to the fate of a reckless, no-deal Brexit".

It comes after Ms Foster emphasised her party's stance on increased regulatory checks down the Irish Sea as a move they will never support, following suggestions of an Irish Sea border as part of a Brexit backstop deal. The UK is expected to present a new solution next week.

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EU Brexit negotiators believe an agreement on the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc is "very close", the sources said, in a sign a compromise on a major sticking point - the future Irish border - might be in the making. Otherwise, it would undermine the integrity of the single market. Instead it would describe the arrangement as being "as frictionless as possible".

The document is likely to say that there should be no trade tariffs or quotas with the United Kingdom, diplomats said. This is the battleground between the two sides, according to one of the diplomats.

Mrs May's plan would see Britain sign up to European Union rules and regulations for goods, not a real Brexit. Much further-reaching on trade, on internal security and on foreign policy cooperation. The final version will be considered a "joint statement".

The key European Union figure did however suggest that the Tory conference had served as a distraction to the negotiations.

When asked when Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab would travel to Brussels, a spokesman said the schedule for any talks would be posted online.

Brexit negotiators are seeking to resolve a stand-off over how to prevent the return of border checks between Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland by looking at how regulatory checks on some goods between the two islands could be used as part of a solution to move talks forward.

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