Last minute Brexit trade deal likely - but fireworks will come first - experts tell MPs

Press quote (The Telegraph)
10 June 2020

Trade expert Sam Lowe told the Brexit Committee this decision would not be taken by Michel Barnier and David Frost, saying he expected Boris Johnson and the leaders of the EU27 to intervene. But while he said he thought the EU would shift on state aid, there were no signs of backing down on fisheries. 

 

The Centre for European Reform estimated there was a 70 per cent chance of a deal, saying he was "on the optimistic side of things... although I expect there to be fireworks in the coming months".