Brexit latest news – EU warned ‘time is short’ as Barnier remains in London until tomorrow for trade deal talks

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THE EU has been warned "time is short" to secure a Brexit deal as talks continue this week.

EU's Chief Brexit negotiatior Michel Barnier has extended his stay in London to Wednesday amid optimism of a breakthrough.

His British counterparts will then travel to Belgium to continue talks ahead of a mid-November deadline.

It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron has admitted he's playing "the bad cop" but has repeatedly said he'd be prepared to see no trade deal at all than back down on the issue, with Europe minister Clément Beaune adding that said Paris is determined to ensure the EU is “really tough” with Britain.

This puts France at odds not only with nearly every other EU nation, but also with the EU's Chief Brexit negotiatior Michel Barnier stressed the importance of a deal to both sides and ordered the EU to compromise.

The fishing debate appears to be the final sticking point preventing a deal, with Britain suggesting a Norway-style agreement where access to UK waters is renegotiated with the EU on a yearly basis.

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