A week of talks in Brussels and Westminster culminated in a row between the UK and EU and a warning that Theresa May’s hopes of a transition deal could not be taken for granted.
Here are some things we learned:
– There are still “substantial” disagreements over plans for the transition, expected to last around two years after the date of withdrawal in March 2019. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said if the stumbling blocks remain “the transition is not a given”.
– Ireland’s deputy premier Simon Coveney called for Mrs May and the UK to erase “previous red lines and tough talking points” in order to resolve the problems around the Northern Irish border.