Brexit agreement expected tonight
The arduous and seemingly endless post Brexit trade deal is now looking against all the odds as if it will be agreed and announced later tonight.
Political sources in London and Brussels are anonymously briefing media outlets on both sides that an agreement is imminent. The same sources are underpinning their validity saying that a meeting of EU ambassadors will take place tomorrow to begin the process of ratification.
Last minute changes in negotiation mediation from the UK has seen distribution throughout all 27 EU member states of a new 2,000 page legal document.
Despite all the previous lost dawns in Brexit negotiations the tone from sources seems to suggest the deal is done, but does not include the details, which doubtless is what diplomats across the EU are currently scrawling through.
The final hurdle is believed to rest on future access to UK waters for EU fishermen, an issue of little economic value to both sides, but one of high mutual political emotional significance.
Following their regular phone communications in recent days European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson are both hoping to finally agree a deal later tonight.
For the UK hospitality industry this could be one piece of good news negating delays in food procurement and distribution, and suppliers reliant on smooth importing and exporting of goods.
The ongoing delays in Dover and in other UK ports may just have given the preview required to bolster action.
Currently both Downing Street and the European commission are declining to comment.
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