Brexit: EU ambassadors meet for update as sources dismiss claims deal agreed tonight – Politics live

Follow the latest developments as Brexit secretary Dominic Raab
and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier meet in Brussels

5.54pm BST

It is hard to find anyone at Westminster, or in the
politico-media commentariat generally, who thinks the UK government
has handled the Brexit negotiations with great success.

But, according to this tweet from the foreign secretary,
Jeremy Hunt, at least there are some challenges
our foreign policy establishment can master.

Challenged a few of my fellow foreign
ministers to navigate the Chevening maze in the rain…by
comparison to which Brexit discussions seem more straightforward
pic.twitter.com/J43lTDKUvb

5.46pm BST

This is from Politico Europe’s Tom McTague on
their
“deal done” story.

FYI: UK source pushing back heavily against
this (as are others, clearly). As we wrote, three separate
diplomatic sources told us a provisional deal had been reached (a
fourth did not steer us away). We report what we hear. Does not
mean said deal will actually emerge tonight https://t.co/vPwyvjnrkg

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
Brexit: EU ambassadors meet for update as sources dismiss claims deal agreed tonight – Politics live