November 12, 2018 / 4:24 PM / a month ago

May's spokesman says FT report on Barnier should be treated with scepticism

LONDON (Reuters) - A Financial Times report that the main elements of a Brexit treaty text are ready to present to the British cabinet on Tuesday should be treated with scepticism, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said.

The FT, citing unidentified diplomats briefed on the discussions, reported the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator told EU ministers the parameters of a possible agreement were largely defined but still required political endorsement.

“I’ve talked about taking things with a pinch of salt before. That applies here. I’d apply a bucket of salt to this one. Negotiations are ongoing,” the spokesman said.

Reporting by William James, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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