EU leaders are set to refuse to move to the second phase of Brexit negotiations due to the the UK having not made “sufficient progress” on withdrawal terms, according to a statement drafted by Donald Tusk before next week’s crunch summit.
The move is a significant setback for the British government, who have appealed to the EU to break the current deadlock.
A one-page statement will be the main outcome from the summit, where the 27 member states will meet to discuss the course for the negotiations over the coming months.
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