Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told BBC radio that “the mood music has improved” for Brexit. And, “”We all want a deal, we all know that a no-deal will be a lose, lose, lose for everybody, but particularly for Ireland and Britain.”
However, he added that “But I think we need to be honest with people and say that we’re not close to that deal right now. But there is an intent I think by all sides to try and find a landing zone that everybody can live with here.”
Earlier, Sterling was lifted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s comment as believed that a Brexit deal can be reached by October 31. Though, the Pound quickly pared back earlier gains on Coveney.