UK deputy PM hopeful for good news on Brexit deal


Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab on Sunday said he was hopeful for good news within days, not weeks, on a deal with the European Union to resolve problems with post-Brexit trading rules applied to Northern Ireland.

“Hopefully there’ll be good news in a matter of days, not weeks,” he told Sky News.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told the Sunday Times newspaper he was “giving it everything” to get a deal done.

As part of its 2020 agreement for leaving the EU, Britain reached an accord with Brussels known as the Northern Ireland Protocol to avoid imposing politically contentious checks along the 500 kilometre (310 mile) land border with EU member Ireland.