The summer months are quiet ones in Brussels, as the European institutions effectively close down. The Parliament is on recess, there are few Council meetings and the Commission work effectively shuts down until the end of August.
So for the next month or so there will be little in the way of Brexit negotiations after Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier meet for the first time this week.
However in London, itself only a week away from recess, the temperature has been rising to temperatures not seen since the mid 1970s, both inside and outside the Parliament.
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