President of the European Council Donald Tusk has published a letter regarding the ‘challenging negotiations ahead’ for Brexit talks. In his letter to the other members of the council, Tusk claims that “keeping the unity of the European Union is the biggest challenge for all of us” and says that “it is in this spirit that I put forward a new settlement of the United Kingdom within the EU.”
Commenting on the new draft deal, British Chambers of Commerce director general John Longworth was keen to note that a lot can change in the weeks ahead. He said: "While Brussels-watchers will pore over every draft and every statement, most business people will want to wait to see a final UK-EU deal before assessing carefully the impact on their businesses and their vote. “Like others, we will be evaluating these proposals against the Prime Minister's initial letter to Mr Tusk, and against the business priorities we have articulated."