THE Irish leader has revealed he’s “not optimistic” that the UK will secure a trade deal with Europe before the December 31 deadline.
Michael Martin said that, although it was still feasible, Boris Johnson’s controversial UK Market Bill had eroded trust on both sides and set negotiations back.
“I’m not that optimistic, if I’m honest,” he told The i newspaper.
“Just to let you know that the [Irish] Government is preparing its budget in three weeks’ time on the basis that there will be a no-deal Brexit.
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