LONDON (Reuters) - There is still a long way to go before Britain and the European Union agree a Brexit deal but with good will on both sides it can be struck, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Friday.
“I think there is still a long way to go. I think we are coming to the moment of truth in these negotiations,” Barclay said in a television interview after meeting EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.
Barclay added that the backstop, designed to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, had to go but that a deal could be struck with good will on both sides.
Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison