Comments from UK officials regarding Brexit negotiation are rather confusing today. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said that “we’re not quite there yet”. But he emphasized “we are almost within touching distance now. ” And, a deal in the next 24 or 48 hours is “possible but not at all definite”. He was “cautiously optimistic”.
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said “we don’t have a solution yet”. He added “both sides draw encouragement form the fact that so much has been agreed”. And the figure 95% used was “probably accurate”. The 5% is a “difficult 5 percent though”. Hence, “we don’t know when it’s going to be possible to conclude those negotiations.”