A BREXIT trade deal could be struck as early as tomorrow Michel Barnier hinted as he declared the “final push” to find agreement is on.
Despite Downing Street’s insistence that the UK and EU are still “miles apart” the EU’s chief negotiator suggested there was a new momentum to the talks and a deal was there to be done.
Speaking before a briefing for member states’ ambassadors on the latest in the trade deal negotiations, Mr Barnier told reporters: “We are really in the crucial moment”.
“We are giving it the final push. In ten days the UK will leave the single market and we continue to work in total transparency with the member states right now and with the Parliament,” he added.
His comments come as gloating Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt tweeted a video of huge lorry queues at Manston Airport with a caption saying the UK “will now start to understand what leaving the EU really means…”
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