UK Brexit minister says EU deal remains ‘overriding priority’

Britain’s Brexit secretary says that London will take unilateral action and respect EU rules in some sectors to keep trade flowing if Brussels refuses to cooperate and strike a deal, but insists that finding an accord with the bloc remains the government’s “overriding priority”.

EU says UK Brexit minister’s resignation not a problem

A Spokesperson for the European Commission says the resignation of Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis is not a problem for the EU, insisting Brussels was ready to negotiate a deal “24/7”. SOUNDBITE

EU will not accept UK Brexit offer if Ireland disagrees: Tusk

The European Union will not accept any Brexit offer from Britain that is unacceptable to Ireland, EU President Donald Tusk says in Dublin after talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. SOUNDBITE