29 Aug 2018

Dominic Raab: Brexit deal within our sights

Political Editor

The pound surged on the foreign exchanges today as the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier both claimed that a deal on Britain’s departure from the EU could be within sight.

Within minutes, sterling climbed more than a cent against the dollar. But elsewhere, the Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington warned in a speech in France that it was either the Prime Minister’s Chequers proposal or no deal.