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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:07 PM

Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson

Earlier: European Parliament sets Sunday deadline for approving Brexit deal this year (The Independent)

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Source: BBC

Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson

17 December 2020

Talks to reach a post-Brexit trade deal are in a "serious situation", Boris Johnson said after a call with the EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen.

He warned that "time was short" and that a no deal scenario was "very likely" unless the EU position changed "substantially".

Mrs von der Leyen said it would be "very challenging" to bridge the "big differences", particularly on fish.

However, she also welcomed "substantial progress on many issues".

Talks in Brussels will continue on Friday, with two weeks to go before the UK leaves EU trading rules.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55347723

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:15 PM

1. I can't believe how long this has stretched out.

As bad as Boris is, I'd trade him for trump in a heart beat.

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:26 PM

2. Quite the game of chicken they have going here

I feel bad for all the businesses and regular folks whose livelihood depends on something workable coming out of this. They don't even know how to plan or what to expect. This may be worse than watching the last desperate tweets and writhing of Trump heading for the door and wondering what last terrible things can he do and say.

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