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Brexit: Hammond 'optimistic' over Brexit talks with Labour

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he is "optimistic" Brexit discussions between the government and Labour can reach "some form of agreement".Mr Hammond said there were "no red lines" in the meetings.But Labour's Diane Abbott says the government has made "no movement" on the political declaration, which outlines future UK-EU relations.Three days of talks ended on Friday without agreement and Labour said no more talks were planned this weekend.Downing Street responded by saying it was prepared to pursue alterations to its Brexit deal and was ready to hold further discussions with Labour over the weekend.The talks have been taking place to try to find a proposal to put to MPs which could break the Brexit deadlock in the Commons befor ...