Downing Street gives EU/UK Brexit trade deal 30-40% chance

Senior officials in Downing Street put chances of reaching a trade deal with the EU at just 30-40%, The Times reports.

EU rules on state-aid are now said to be the biggest hurdle. Boris Johnson's government is keen to invest in Britain's technology sector, and could not go ahead as planned under EU rules.

According to James Forsyth, political editor of The Spectator, "The sticking point isn't fish - I'm told there is a deal to be done there - but state aid."

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