EXPLAINER: For UK and EU, Brexit has become a messy divorce

“I think if you look at all the key players — von der Leyen, (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel, (French President Emmanuel) Macron, Johnson — I think it’s in all of their interest to do a deal,” he said. “The question is, with the time available, can they figure out a fudge and a fix to this very difficult question on the level playing field? And that, I think, is not obvious.”

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