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British Junior Brexit Min Walker: There is agreement on more than 95% of the Brexit deal

UK’s Junior Brexit minister Robin Walker, speaking to German Funke Media Group this Friday, sounded optimistic that Britain and the EU will reach a breakthrough in Brexit talks soon.

Key quotes:

   •  I hope that this happens in the next three weeks. 
   •  Doesn’t believe a disorderly Brexit is likely.
   •  Brexit negotiations on details are constructive.
   •  Would be desirable for both the EU and Britain to reach a deal at an EU summit in November.
   •  There is agreement on more than 95% of the Brexit deal.
   •  Currently discussing how to avoid hard border between Ireland and N. Ireland.
   •  Britain will not consider customs border between N.Ireland and Britain in the Irish Sea.
   •  One scenario is Britain remaining in customs union after the end of the transition period.
   •  This would avoid new borders controls between Ireland and N.Ireland.
   •  EU and Britain both need to show flexibility and imagination.

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