Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Rayner speak in Blackpool as Johnson chairs Cobra meeting on floods

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It will be “very difficult” to conclude a tariff and quote free trade deal by the end of 2020, Ireland’s deputy prime minister Simon Coveney has said.

“It’s possible … I think the timeline will be very tight,” he told reporters in Dublin. Coveney also pointed out that some trade deals have taken up to a year to ratify, not to mention negotiate. Canada’s deal with the EU took seven years to negotiate and member states took 11 months to ratify it.

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He’s best known for standing outside parliament shouting “stop Brexit” over live broadcasts. Now, Steve Bray is now going to be a Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in the Welsh constituency, Cynon Valley.

Our candidates are chosen by local and national parties, so the constituency will have chosen Steve as a candidate. He is a Liberal Democrat member and he is a passionate campaigner. He has been well-known within the Remain cause more widely and I am sure he will bring that energy to the campaign here in Wales.

I would respectfully say that I disagree and he is somebody who is true to his values and cares very deeply. I think we do want to have our politicians care about the issues that they are addressing. I think Steve is an example of somebody who very clearly does just that.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 1:45pm

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