Johnson attacked by Luxembourg PM over Brexit

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Media captionLuxembourg’s PM spoke beside the drain rostrum where Boris Johnson was due to appear

Luxembourg’s PM has attacked Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit, announcing developments in the situation a “nightmare”.

Xavier Bettel said the British government had failed to put forward any serious a recommendation of a new deal.

But Mr Johnson, who pulled out of a joint press conference with Mr Bettel because of noisy demonstrators, said there was still a good chance of a deal.

A government source said the gap the UK and Brussels needed to bridge to achieve a deal “remains quite large”.

Mr Johnson was seeing Luxembourg to hold talks with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, as well as Mr Bettel.