Barnier confronts Raab over discovery of Brexit no-deal letters to EU27

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Exclusive: Letters ask states to engage with UK in side deals on transport if Brexit talks fail

Dominic Raab has been reprimanded by Michel Barnier after the EU’s chief negotiator discovered the British government had written to the 27 other member states asking for side negotiations on transport in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The Brexit secretary was confronted by Barnier during their most recent meeting in Brussels over correspondence sent in recent days to EU capitals by the Department for Transport.

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