EU's Barnier says he will prioritise a UK trade deal post-Brexit
The Financial Times with the encouraging headline, until you read the article that is:
- EU's chief negotiator said that the 11 months from Britain's planned EU exit on January 31 until the end of its transition period would normally be far too short to negotiate a trade agreement, but that Brussels would strive to have a deal in place for the end of 2020, according to people briefed on the closed-door meeting with MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
So, 11 months ... at best.
FT report is here, may be gated.