The British newspaper “The Independent” said that the United Kingdom and the European Union set today their last deadline for reaching a trade agreement after Britain’s exit from the European Union, with talks entering their last day between Brussels and London..
As envoys from both sides prepare to continue drafting details into the wee hours, Boris Johnson is also expected to speak again to Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission despite persistent pessimism about the prospect of a deal..
British government sources have warned that the offer on the table from the European Union remains “unacceptable” for the United Kingdom, as the country teeters on the brink of a no-deal Brexit that is expected to cost jobs and raise food prices.
A government source said: “Talks are continuing overnight, but as things go on, the offer on the table from the European Union remains unacceptable.”.
“The prime minister will spare no effort in this process, but he is absolutely clear: any agreement must be fair and respect the basic position that the United Kingdom will be a sovereign country within three weeks.”. “
On the other hand, the former British ambassador to the European Union said that it was still possible to reach a trade agreement for Brexit between the UK and the European Union by the end of the year..
Sir Evan Rogers said to the program Sophy Ridge On Sunday On Sky News it is unlikely that an agreement will be reached between the two sides today.
But he added, “It’s a very different question of whether we’ll have it by the end of the year. I think there are opposing rifts today, but I’m not sure the talks will collapse today either.“
He added “Most of these Brexit deadlines over many years have been bypassed and I think this may be the latest, but we’ll see..“