A few observations:
1. Consistent message from EU27 over next few days: regardless of who is PM/asks to renegotiate, this is it on the withdrawal agreement - substance cannot be improved/changed
2. The withdrawal agreement is the “easy” bit. Trade talks will be far more difficult, complicated and take a lot longer. By the time they’re done, and a new relationship is fully in place, most of the 28 leaders at today’s #EUCO will no longer be in office.
3. It will be interesting to see this coming week how the UK models the economic impact of what it imagines to be the future trade relationship deal given May has acknowledged there cannot be frictionless trade within her red lines. Friction, less trade (and more barriers)