Jeremy Hunt has attempted to maintain a sense of humour during strained Brexit talks - by posting an image of himself and other foreign ministers waving from the heart of a maze.
The Foreign Secretary was meeting with eight of his foreign counterparts at his country residence in Kent over the weekend, when he tweeted: “Challenged a few of my fellow foreign ministers to navigate the Chevening maze in the rain… by comparison to which Brexit discussions seem more straightforward.”
Hunt added that during his meeting on Sunday he found that “whether or not we are inside the EU, they see Britain as an incredibly important friend of Europe”.
His comments came as Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was taking part in “last-minute talks” in Brussels with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, which ended on no deal being struck despite a flurry of speculation.
Later, a joint Brexit department and Number 10 statement said a number of “unresolved issues” remained following talks between Raab and Barnier but the UK is “still committed to making progress” at Wednesday’s crunch EU summit.
With the talks on a knife-edge, many on social media seized on what quickly became a meme ...