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Germany said to shut door on Brexit back channel deals

Unbending line is to maintain a united EU front against the UK in talks
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 05:50

Berlin

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is battening down the hatches for the coming Brexit talks, instructing officials to avoid any back-door contacts that could hand the UK an advantage.

Ms Merkel's chancellery is receiving UK diplomats but politely refusing to grant