Interesting piece by , but it seems to represent just one perspective inside HMG (perhaps that of CO and HMT, but not necessarily No10). My understanding is that key players in No10 are far less bullish about prospects for a deal. (THREAD)
I am just not hearing this optimism in Brussels. EU negotiators are gloomy, not sure if Johnson will break free from Cummings/ Frost, who are perceived as readier for no deal.
Cautious but growing optimism in Whitehall that there’ll be a Brexit deal
Interesting softening up by No.10 for a #brexit deal - assuming that they are again using as their messenger of choice (£)
Well this is a rather different tone. And not a mention of state aid. Full scale reverse of position would seem to be en marche. ‘A Brexit deal is within touching distance’