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BBC’s Katya Adler predicts EU will defy Macron as Brussels prepares ‘big compromises’
October 16, 2020
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BBC’s Brussels correspondent Katya Adler revealed the EU’s tough line on the Brussels summit this week will be followed by “big compromises” on Brexit. Speaking to the BBC’s Newscast, Ms Adler predicted a deal will likely come in early December, regardless of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson says today. Last month, Johnson set a deal deadline of 15 October, declaring if nothing had been agreed, both sides should “accept that and move on”.
The Prime Minister is expected to make a crunch decision later today on whether the UK will continue with Brexit talks.
Ms Adler told the BBC: “It has got to get really difficult now for both sides to say, we have got to the edge of the precipice but we have decided to come up with a deal as grown-ups.”
BBC’s Chris Mason questioned what the “final deadline” for a deal was, given that Boris Johnson’s own deadline and Michel Barnier’s deadline for the end of the month.”
The BBC’s Brussels correspondent responded: “Deadlines are there to be broken.”