Brexit secretary and EU’s chief negotiator appear no closer to agreement as talks restart after Theresa May’s Florence speech

The Brexit secretary, David Davis, and the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, have clashed over the UK’s exit bill and Britain’s request for a transition period after Theresa May’s Florence speech failed to unlock the negotiations stalemate.

On the first day of the fourth round of talks on Monday, Barnier told reporters in Brussels that the prime minister’s €20bn (£17.6bn) offer during her Italian address did not mean the UK would be given a transition period or that negotiations could move on to the detail of a future trading relationship.

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