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DAVID DAVIS: Brexit deal ‘90% done’ with less than year to go

DAVID Davis has said that the EU divorce deal is ’90 per-cent done’ with less than a year to go until the Brexit deadline.

Speaking to retired US Army General Stan McChrystal, who leads a consultancy company, McChrystal Group, the Brexit secretary said negotiations were going “broadly as expected”.

Davis added: “Some of it I’m not so certain on, but If I wrote on an envelope to give it to you now I could probably tell you 80-90 per cent of where we’ll end up.”

He added that there were a few issues that were still to be finalised: sounded “I could specify the ten percent I don’t know.

“There are a few known unknowns,” he added.

On the Northern Ireland issue, he said that “Some of the surprises have been on Northern Ireland.”

Davis added that the short time to go until Brexit was adding “real pressure” for Government ministers adding “One of the enemies in this is time.

‘We have to get the substance agreed by the end of the year.”

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