Barnier sets UK Wednesday deadline to strike deal, as Gove heads to Brussels

Brexit trade negotiations between the EU and UK will not continue past Wednesday, Michel Barnier has said. The EU’s chief negotiator set the deadline after delivering a “downbeat” assessment of the prospects of securing a deal with the UK at a briefing with diplomats this morning.

Meanwhile, Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, will head to Brussels today to discuss the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU as negotiations on a future trade deal go down to the wire.

Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen will also speak on Monday afternoon in their second call in just over 48 hours to assess whether a deal can be salvaged.

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