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European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, recently crossed the wires saying that the EU was ready to be as ambitious as Britan wanted to be. Barnier further repeated that they would not change the Irish backstop or reopen the withdrawal agreement. The GBP/USD pair didn’t react to these remarks ahead of the U.S. GDP data.

Key quotes (via Reuters)

  • Extension of Brexit negotiation period is possible, but that raises the question: what for?
  • An extension must be not to delay the problem but solve the problem in the House of Commons.
  • There is very little time left on Brexit, the clock is ticking.
  • Now is the time for British lawmakers to face their responsibilities.