A Brexit deal is reportedly “done”, with negotiators David Frost and Michel Barnier now agreeing on the final text.
According to the Daily Mail‘s Jason Grove, UK government sources believe it will be “highly unlikely” talks will collapse now.
RTE’s Tony Connelly claims that there was a last-minute “instrumental” development on fish.
“The British have made huge concessions in the negotiations in the past 48 hours,” a French official told Reuters.
The Mirror‘s Pippa Crear had previously reported that Boris Johnson is planning a statement at Number 10 this evening.
The Independent‘s Jon Stone reports that an announcement is expected around 7pm GMT, but ITV’s Robert Peston warns the timetable could “slip into tomorrow”.
It is expected that if a deal is agreed before Christmas, EU government representatives will have two days to approve the draft, and then MPs will be recalled to parliament to vote on the agreement next Wednesday and Thursday.