David Davis has allegedly won a Whitehall battle over the level of ambition in the next phase of Brexit talks. But, Jill Rutter says, the UK needs workable propositions more than hundreds of more negotiators.
At this week’s European Council meeting, the 27 member states will agree their negotiating guidelines for talks on the future UK-EU relationship. They all have their own priorities, but solidarity will prevail, says Tim Durrant.
Today Michel Barnier and David Davis – exuding joint bonhomie – paid tribute to their teams and unveiled a colour-coded legal text for endorsement by the European Council later this week. But, Jill Rutter warns, it's not time to call off the contingency planning.