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Theresa May’s government expects to agree a Brexit deal by 21 November

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  • Theresa May’s government expects a Brexit deal within
    three weeks.
  • The Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab says a deal could be
    finalised by 21 November
  • Downing Street say a deal will be signed “as soon as
    possible.”
  • Raab’s comments were made in a letter sent to the
    Brexit select committee.

LONDON — The UK government expects to agree a Brexit deal with
the EU within just three weeks, the Brexit secretary Dominic Raab
has told MPs.

Raab told the Brexit select committee that a deal would be
finalised by 21 November this year.

“I would be happy to give evidence to the committee when a deal
is finalised, and currently expect 21 November to be suitable,”
he wrote in a letter to the committee’s chairman published on
Wednesday.

He added: “The end is now firmly in sight and, while obstacles
remain, it cannot be beyond us to navigate them. We have
resolved most of the issues and we are building up together
what the future relationship should look like and making real
progress.

Asked about whether a deal would be agreed within weeks, a
spokesperson for the prime minister said they expected a deal
“this autumn” but were working to secure one “as soon as
possible.”

The pound jumped on the news.

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