BORIS Johnson’s office today warned that “we cannot accept a deal that doesn’t leave us in control of our own laws or waters.”
Without a “substantial shift” from the EU, talks could go on until December 31.
It is believed that there could be a decision made before Christmas on whether or not a deal can be reached.
A government source told the BBC: “We cannot accept a deal that doesn’t leave us in control of our own laws or waters.
“We’re continuing to try every possible path to an agreement, but without a substantial shift from the [European] Commission we will be leaving on WTO terms on 31 December.”
The EU source said Brussels was not seeking to take control away from the UK over its waters.
“The point is what the EU can do, under the agreement, if the UK does not give access.
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