BORIS Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen have ended talks on a post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal without finding agreement.
Hopes of a deal now rest on UK and EU negotiators somehow breaking the deadlock before Sunday – the date both parties have agreed marks the final deadline for an agreement to be reached.
Failure to do so would see the UK leave the EU on January 1 without a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU – our nearest and largest trading partner.
That would not mean additional paperwork and cost bringing items in and out of the country, but would also see tariffs slapped on goods too.
With rows over EU access to UK fishing waters and red tape crippling trade talks, the Prime Minister and Ms von der Leyen attempted to break the deadlock over a three course meal of scallops and turbot.
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