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Brexit: Just a few hours left to strike a trade deal, Barnier warns

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has warned there are “just a few hours” left to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, as the two sides stand at the “moment of truth”. As talks resumed on Friday, Mr Barnier said there is a chance of getting a deal in time for the end of the transition period on December 31, but the path to a breakthrough is “very narrow”. “It’s also obvious that this isn’t an agreement we will sign at any price or any cost. “I think I’ve always been frank with you and open and sincere. I cannot say what will come during this last home straight of negotiations. We have to be prepared for all eventualities.”

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