Ministers have met Lord Alf Dubs in attempts to argue that his amendment to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), which protects child refugee rights, would weaken the government’s negotiating hand in EU trade talks.
The EU’s chief Brexit coordinator has suggested that Boris Johnson take a leaf from the Queen’s book and demonstrate “flexibility” in by allowing more time for negotiation during the Brexit transition period.
Layla Moran has said she would not rule out the Liberal Democrats having a formal relationship with Labour, saying lessons need to be learned from overly “tribal” campaigning that handed the Tories a huge majority in the general election.
The Father of the House has warned that a no-deal Brexit would be an “unintended mistake” that could cost the economy more than 10% - and leaving with a trade deal could shrink it by up to five per cent.
Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the free trade deal between the UK and the EU may not grant the “highest quality access” if Boris Johnson refuses to allow flexibility on the end date of the transition period.