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David Davis plays down trade talks delay claims

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Published: 08:06 GMT, Jul 28, 2017 |
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Brexit Secretary David Davis is confident negotiations will continue as planned after reports that Brussels may delay trade talks because of a lack of progress on the “divorce” settlement.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier had wanted progress on the exit payment, citizens’ rights and the Northern Ireland border issue by October.

The Daily Telegraph has reported this could now slip back to December. But the Brexit department says next-stage talks are on course for October.