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Brexit: EU trade deal is still possible, says Dominic Raab

bbc.co.uk

Talks between the UK and EU over a post-Brexit trade agreement are "over", Downing Street has said. No 10 argued there was "no point" in discussions continuing next week unless the EU was prepared to discuss the detailed legal text of a partnership. UK chief negotiator Lord Frost said he had told EU counterpart Michel Barnier there was now no "basis" for planned talks on Monday. Number 10 said the two sides had agreed to talk again next week - by phone. Earlier, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted that the Brussels negotiating team would go to London after the weekend to "intensify" discussions. The prime minister had set this week's EU summit as the deadline for the two sid...

Boris Johnson tells UK: prepare for a no-deal Brexit | Brexit

theguardian.com

Prime minister says EU must change its approach to talks if deal to be reached. Boris Johnson has claimed there will be no more trade and security talks unless the EU adopts a “fundamental change of approach”, as he seeks to increase pressure on Brussels to give ground in the negotiations. In a televised statement on Friday, the prime minister said the country would have to prepare for a no-deal scenario on 1 January, with his spokesman further toughening up the rhetoric later in the day. “The trade talks are over – the EU have effectively ended them yesterday when they said they did not want to change their negotiating position,” the spokesman said, while stopping short of announcing the UK...

Boris Johnson tells UK: prepare for a no-deal Brexit | Brexit | The Guardian

theguardian.com

Fri 16 Oct 2020 12.39 BST Last modified on Fri 16 Oct 2020 12.44 BST Boris Johnson has told Britons to prepare for a no-deal Brexit unless the EU makes a fundamental change in its approach to the deadlocked trade and security talks. In a televised statement, the prime minister stopped short of walking away from the talks, despite his self-imposed deadline for a deal having passed on Thursday. Instead he said the country would have to prepare for a no-deal scenario on 1 January, while paving the way for the talks to continue next week as suggested by the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. He said he was making the decision to prepare for no deal with “a high heart”. “A lot of progress has...