The talks had been expected toswitch to Brussels but it is reported that Mr Barnier is to remain in the UKuntil Wednesday – in part because of the high coronavirus infection rates inthe Belgian capital.
Mr Lewis told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show: “The fact thatMichel Barnier has outlined in the last week or so that they are going to comeback and do these intensive negotiations, he recognises the EU do need tomove, and that he is staying through to next week, is totally a very goodsign.
“We have got to make sure that it is a deal that works not just for ourpartners in Europe – we want to have a very good relationship with themobviously – but one that works for the United Kingdom.
“I think there is agood chance that we can get a deal but I think it is for the EU to understandthat it is for them to move as well.”
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has arrived in London ahead of face-to-facetalks in a bid to reach a Brexit deal. Mr Barnier was pictured wearing a maskas he left St Pancras International station in central London, waving to themedia as he left in a car.
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EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier leaves today's trade deal talks with Lord Frost. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians went on trial in Belgium on Friday accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group in France in 2018, the first time an EU country has put an Iranian official on trial for terrorism. Olivia Chan reports.
Barack Obama has said it will take more than one election to reverse a cultureof “crazy conspiracy theories” in US politics. The former president, 59, saidthe nation was more divided today than it was when he was elected to the WhiteHouse in 2008. Mr Obama talks to David Olusoga on Wednesday November 18 at7.30pm on BBC One.
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Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders has said that "we are already into injury time" in regard to securing a Brexit deal, but the fact that the country is still "talking and negotiating is a positive". Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
On the issue of Brexit, Boris Johnson said the likelihood of a deal was "verymuch determined " by the EU. "There's a deal to be done if they want to do it,which would, I think, benefit people on both sides of the of the channel," hesaid, adding the UK would still "prosper mightily" in the event of a no-dealBrexit.
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A kitten has been given a “clean bill of health” after being rescued frominside a car engine in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The newly formed Ballymenabranch of charity Cats Protection was called after meowing was heard under acar bonnet, which turned out to be a black kitten inside the engine.Volunteers attempted to coax him out with treats and cat calls, beforereaching in and pulling him to safety.
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Northern Ireland will experience an “inevitable payback” in coronavirusinfections as a result of easing restrictions over Christmas, the chiefmedical officer has warned. Dr Michael McBride said any relaxations would havean impact on hospital admissions, as he stressed the need for people to have a“careful” Christmas.
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A “spectacular” 10ft floral bodysuit worn by Lady Gaga in her latest musicvideo could sell for as much as £20,000 next month in London. The pop star,34, wore the hand-painted and appliqued leather bodysuit, called the FloralAlien, during the shoot for the song 911 which was filmed in the desert regionof Valencia in California this August.
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