The Government to reveal detailed plan for EU negotiations

The government has prepared the legal text of an updated Brexit deal and it is expected to make more of the plans public in the next few days according to BBC

The government has suggested creating “customs clearance zones” in Northern Ireland and Irish Republic, as part of the proposals put to the EU.

Proposals for reaching a Brexit deal had been expected ahead of a crucial EU summit on 17 October.

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson says this will happen whether or not there is a new deal with Brussels.

Mr Johnson says that he would prefer leaving with a deal.

At the Conservative Party conference on Monday, he said: “I’m cautiously optimistic. We have made some pretty big moves, we are waiting to see whether our European friends will help us and whether we can find the right landing zone.”

MPs have passed a law requiring Mr Johnson to seek an extension to the deadline from the bloc if he is unable to pass a deal in Parliament, or get MPs to approve a no-deal Brexit, by 19 October.

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