10 Dec 2020

Brexit: ‘Strong possibility’ that UK will not agree trade deal with EU

Political Editor

Boris Johnson has warned that no-deal Brexit is now a “strong possibility”.

His dinner last night with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen failed to overcome differences on fisheries and how closely Britain should follow EU rules in the future.

Both sides are now working on emergency plans to keep planes flying and freight moving if there’s no free trade agreement when the transition ends in three weeks’ time.

The negotiators have been told they have until Sunday to find a breakthrough.