UK: Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are ‘over’, says No 10

Talks between the UK and EU over a post-Brexit trade agreement are “over”, Downing Street has said.

No 10 said there was “no point” in discussions continuing next week unless the EU was prepared to discuss the detailed legal text of a partnership.

Earlier, Boris Johnson said the UK had to “get ready” to trade with the EU next year without an agreement.

The EU has said it is willing to “intensify” discussions but it will not do a deal “at any price”.

The UK set a deadline of Thursday to decide whether it was worth continuing talks amid disagreements in key areas.

The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a no-deal outcome seemed to be moving closer after Thursday’s meeting of EU leaders – which the UK was not present at – failed to “move the dial”.


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