Brexit: UK warns “very large gaps” remain with the EU – BBC Newsnight

The UK has said that that “significant obstacles” to a post-Brexit trade deal remain with the EU — following emergency talks between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Please subscribe HERE

Dinner talks with Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen tonight ended without agreement.

A senior No 10 source said “very large gaps remain” but negotiations will continue with a “firm decision” on the prospects of a deal by Sunday.

Mrs von der Leyen said in a statement that the two sides were “far apart”.

Newsnight’s Political Editor Nick Watt reports and Emily Maitlis is joined by Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Jonathan Reynolds, Conservative MP John Baron and French politician Mireille Clapot

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