THERE are fresh fears for any Brexit trade deal this morning over fears EU states could veto any agreement that is reached.
With the end of the Brexit transition period looming on December 31, and any deal needing to be struck well before that in order to be ratified in time, there is a sense of desperation on both sides to get a deal sorted.
But despite both Britain and EU negotiators working hard to strike a deal – with UK negotiatior David Frost describing a “possible landing zone” next Tuesday, there is still the looming prospect of France or Spain veoting it.
Thanks to the typically complicated and bureaucratic way the EU works, any deal would need to be agreed not only by the EU Council and European Parliament but possibly also dozens of parliaments across the bloc and maybe even national parliaments too.
And with Boris Johnson standing firm on fishing rights in British waters, there’s plenty of opportunity for countries upset at losing out – chief among them France and Spain – to spoil the party should any deal be reached.
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