EU's Barnier says he will prioritise a UK trade deal post-Brexit

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

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.

The Financial Times with the encouraging headline, until you read the article that is:
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