Brexit news live – EU & UK edge closer to trade deal but clash over fishing and fair competition

BRITAIN and the EU are close to an agreement but are still at odds over fishing rights, guarantees of fair competition and ways to solve future disputes, an EU official has said.

“We are both close and far away,” a senior European Union diplomat said after ambassadors were briefed on Friday by an EU negotiator.

“It seems that we are very close to agreement on most issues but differences on the three contentious issues persist.”

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