Brexit deal within grasp! UK and EU ‘in the end phase’ as Barnier and Frost near agreement

Brexit: Lord Adonis grilled by host over calls for extension

Diplomats and officials hinted the EU and UK are now haggling over the final compromises. One EU official said: “We are in the end phase now.” UK Brexit envoy Lord Frost and the EU’s Stephanie Riso, a key aide to Ursula von der Leyen, are said to be currently working together in a bid to strike a deal.

One EU diplomat told this could mean an announcement is made by “tonight”.

UK sources have not ruled out that a deal can be reached by this evening. 

The EU and UK are understood to be closing in on a fishing agreement after the intervention of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Commission President Ursual von der Leyen.

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