Jim Pickard @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Oct. 13, 2019 1 min read


Boris Johnson’s hopes of sealing a Brexit deal in time for a critical EU summit later this week were in jeopardy on Sunday evening after two days of intensive negotiations left Brussels baffled about the UK’s new customs proposals.


One EU diplomat said the UK’s blueprint would lead to “dismantling of the EU’s customs code” and leave the bloc open to widespread fraud in the absence of hard data about whether goods end up in the single market or not.

“They (UK) don’t have any answers to it yet,” he said.

maybe the light at the other end of the tunnel was Barnier in the train of intransigence

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