Theresa May met with jean Claude Juncker this morning seem like Britain and EU reach deal to move Brexit talks forward. Without this first part of the negotiation tied up, EU officials refused to discuss any details of a future trade deal. The Commission’s recommendation that sufficient progress has been made will now go to the European Union summit of leaders taking place next week. May said she expected a formal agreement to be approved at the summit. She said they had now reached a deal that is “fair” to the British taxpayer and will allow more cash to be spent on housing, schools and the NHS. “Sufficient progress has now been made on the three terms of the divorce,” Juncker said, referring to conditions the EU had requested regarding a number of issues including the Irish border. Negotiations for the UK to leave the EU can now proceed to the next stage. “Prime Minister May has assured me that it has the backing of the UK government. On that basis, I believe we have now made the breakthrough we need. Today’s result is of course a compromise,” Juncker told a hastily arranged news conference.