His optimism was reciprocated by the UK government’s Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab:
“We’re committed to the October Council – there’s maybe some flexibility but we’re committed to resolving the deal by then. And ultimately on my side, I am stubbornly optimistic that a deal is within our reach – if both sides grasp the opportunity.”
If they’re wrong and no deal is reached by October, then there is talk of an emergency EU summit in November. The UK is due to leave the European Union on the March 29 next year.
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