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EU says current Brexit deal 'only way possible'

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the current withdrawal treaty with the U.K. was the only deal possible.

Talking to the EU parliament chamber Barnier noted that the deal agreed with British Prime Minister Theresa May was the best they could get.

"Given the difficult circumstances of this negotiation and given the extreme complexity of all the issues of the British withdrawal, the deal that is on the table ... this deal is the only one and the best possible," Barnier said.

Barnier insisted now is the time for ratification saying: "I am convinced we will be able to work together for a real and unprecedented partnership."

The U.K. parliament will vote on the Brexit deal on Dec. 11.