Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier hold six HOURS of marathon Brexit trade talks today in Brussels

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BREXIT bosses will have a six-hour marathon session of talks today to try and secure a deal.

Dominic Rabb and Michel Barnier will meet for a long meeting today in Brussels to thrash out an arrangement.

The Brexit Secretary is trying to negotiate a deal with Michel Barnier on Brexit
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But both sides have already admitted they might not meet the October deadline to reach an arrangement.

In recent days Mr Barnier has signalled he is still trying to push for a deal, despite bumpy talks dragging out over the summer.

He said he wanted to offer Britain a “once in a life time deal” and it would be a unique agreement like Theresa May wants.

Dominic Raab is made of steel when it comes to these negotiations
Dominic Raab last week said we would be prepared for a No Deal situation
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Talks are expected to go on continuously until a deal is reached.

But Boris Johnson yesterday repeated calls to chuck the Chequers agreement the PM is pushing forward.

Even Mrs May’s ex-adviser Nick Timothy has urged her to throw out the plan and go in another direction.

He wrote in the Telegraph this week the EU would make her make more concessions to seal a deal.

Today Stuart Jackson, the former Tory MP who used to work for David Davis, said the Chequers plan was bad for everyone.

He told Radio 4 this morning: “People believe it’s Brexit in name only.”


Last night The Sun revealed that Brussels has no plan B to cope with the financial chaos of Britain leaving without a deal.

The bloc’s budget chief Gunther Oettinger  admitted that eurocrats are relying on Michel Barnier to secure an arrangement so we can continue to contribute to the club’s coffers.

The EU Commission wants more cash from capitals to maintain current levels of spending even without its second largest net contributor.