14 Dec 2020

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there’s a ‘narrow path’ to Brexit deal

Political Editor

First there was a dead end. Now, there’s a “narrow path” to a Brexit deal. That’s according to the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.

He told EU ambassadors in Brussels that there had been some progress on the three remaining areas of disagreement – fisheries, fair competition and how to enforce the agreement.

But some MEPs are now questioning whether there’s enough time left for the European Parliament to ratify a deal before the end of the year.