Brexit news latest – Boris could seal trade deal TODAY as he and Von Der Leyen try to beat Christmas deadline

A BREXIT trade could deal be struck today as Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen try to thrash out an agreement before Christmas.

Talks are scheduled to break-up for Christmas tomorrow, greatly reducing the time remaining for a trade deal to be struck before the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31.

As such Boris and European Commission president von der Leyen are working in “close contact” to get a deal done within the coming hours, according the the BBC.

Once a deal is struck, it still needs to be scrutinised and ratified by EU member states before December 31 in order to be in place by the time the transition period ends.

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