Brexit GAMBLE: Frost stuns EU by putting forward major new plan – but Brussels hits out

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David Frost handed over a “draft legal text” to EU counterpart Michel Barnier during a private dinner in Brussels on Tuesday night. Government sources said the dossier covers the areas where both sides “already have agreement”. But the offer was rebuffed by Mr Barnier, who insisted progress would first have to be made in the more contentious area – such as the so-called “level-playing field” and future access to Britain’s fishing grounds.

British officials are frustrated with the Frenchman’s refusal to discuss the free-trade agreement without making progress in “parallel” on each section of the future relationship.


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