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Brexit: Trade talks to resume as sides warn 'differences' remain

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Negotiators will continue discussions after the latest call between the PM and the EU Commission head. Read the full Article Brexit: Trade talks to resume as sides warn 'differences' remain from The BBC

Sturgeon plots keep to Scotland tied to EU as fishermen to be forced to follow hated CFP

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NICOLA STURGEON's SNP have unveiled a decade long fishing strategy to stay aligned to controversial EU fishing laws as relations between London and Edinburgh turn sour over a Brexit trade deal. Read the full Article Sturgeon plots keep to Scotland tied to EU as fishermen to be forced to follow hated CFP

Post-Brexit Britain: “Good progress” has been made on a EU-UK trade deal

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Reports have emerged from various sources including the BBC that That “good progress” has been made on a post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and political bloc, but the… Read the full Article Post-Brexit Britain: “Good progress” has been made on a EU-UK trade deal from UNN

Boris to Ursula von der Leyen: Move on Fishing or No Deal

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“The Prime Minister spoke to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this evening about the state of play in the UK / EU negotiations. “The Prime Minister underlined that the negotiations were now in a serious situation. Time was very short and it now looked very likely that agreement would not be reached unless the EU position changed substantially. “He said that we were making every effort to accommodate reasonable EU requests on the level playing field, but even though the gap had narrowed some fundamental areas remained difficult. “On fisheries he stressed that the UK could not accept a situation where it was the only sovereign country in the world not to be able to control access to its own waters for an extended period and to be faced with fisheries quotas which hugely disadvantaged its own industry. The EU’s position in this area was simply not reasonable and if there was to be an agreement it needed to shift significantly. “The Prime Minister repeated that little time

Brexit talks 'turn dark': No10 rages at EU for 'tying us up in knots' – no deal likely

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BORIS JOHNSON is refusing to buckle to "unacceptable" EU demands as a final showdown in the Brexit trade negotiations looms. Read the full Article Brexit talks 'turn dark': No10 rages at EU for 'tying us up in knots' – no deal likely

Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson

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The PM and the EU Commission head speak again by phone, and acknowledge differences remain. Read the full Article Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson from The BBC

PM tells EU to shift its stance 'substantially' with Brexit trade talks in 'serious situation'

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Boris Johnson has told EU chief Ursula von der Leyen that Brexit trade talks are now in "a serious situation" and that a no-deal outcome is "very likely" unless the EU changes its stance "substantially". * Read the full story... From Sky News

Brexit trade talks: 'Big differences remain' - Ursula von der Leyen

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Following a phone call with Boris Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen said trade deal talks would continue. Read the full Article Brexit trade talks: 'Big differences remain' - Ursula von der Leyen from The BBC

No-deal Brexit odds - what are the chances of the UK leaving the EU without a trade deal?

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PM to speak to EU chief tonight as Brexit trade talks continue

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Boris Johnson will speak to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tonight as negotiations continue over a post-Brexit trade deal. * Read the full story... From Sky News

Boris and Von der Leyen set for IMMINENT crunch phone call as Brexit deal on brink

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BORIS JOHNSON and Ursula von der Leyen are set for a crunch Brexit phone call tonight - their fourth conversation on the matter in just two weeks. Read the full Article Boris and Von der Leyen set for IMMINENT crunch phone call as Brexit deal on brink

Now or never! Gove says UK will leave negotiating table and NEVER return over EU red lines

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MICHAEL GOVE has said it's now or never in the push to agree a free trade deal with the EU, warning the UK won't return to negotiations in January if no deal is agreed by the end of the year. Read the full Article Now or never! Gove says UK will leave negotiating table and NEVER return over EU red lines

Brexit: UK police to lose access to crime fighting tools

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A senior police officer says the UK will lose 40,000 crime alerts on 31 December, deal or no deal. Read the full Article Brexit: UK police to lose access to crime fighting tools from The BBC

Gove puts chances of Brexit trade deal at 'less than 50%'

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The chances of the UK and EU agreeing a Brexit trade deal are less than 50%, a senior minister has told MPs. * Read the full story... From Sky News

EU Scrambles to Buy Pfizer Vaccine After Declining Earlier Deal

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The EU has decided to buy up to 100 million more doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after turning down an opportunity in July for a much bigger deal for 500 million doses, according to EU officials and an internal document seen by Reuters. Panicking European Commission officials are now racing to reverse that calamitous decision. Unexpected delays in clinical trials are forcing the EU to rely on shots from Pfizer/BioNTech, the first Covid-19 vaccine to be approved in Britain and subsequently the US, which frustratingly for EU states still has not been approved in the EU. Even so the European Commission decided yesterday to buy up to 100 million additional doses. The virus has already killed 470,000 Europeans. The British media was quick to criticise Kate Bingham ‘s nimble procurement efforts and keen to allege conflicts of interest arising from her industry experience. In retrospect she did a brilliant job. Yet not a word has Guido seen in the British press about the

Brexit news latest – Brit-baiting Brussels will REFUSE to ratify any UK-EU trade deal agreed after Sunday, MEPs claim

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BRUSSELS will refuse to ratify any UK-EU trade deal signed after Sunday, MEPs have claimed. Negotiators have a deadline of Sunday to reach a final agreement and – although numerous so-called… Read the full Article Brexit news latest – Brit-baiting Brussels will REFUSE to ratify any UK-EU trade deal agreed after Sunday, MEPs claim