The “mood music” on negotiations between the UK and the EU on a potential Brexit deal “seems positive”, the culture secretary has said.
Nicky Morgan reiterated that “lots of details” needed be to be worked out between both parties, after the EU had agreed to “intensify” talks.
On Thursday Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson said they could “see a pathway to a possible deal”.
The UK is due to leave the EU at 23:00 GMT on 31 October.
Ms Morgan told Radio 4’s Today programme: “There’s no doubt that things do look promising.
“The mood music – as you say – seems positive, but clearly there are lots of details that need to be worked out, and strong views on all sides.”
She added “speculation doesn’t really help” and