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Boris to travel to Brussels TOMORROW for Brexit showdown as dinner set up to clinch deal
December 8, 2020
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The pair will wrestle over the remaining conflicts holding up an agreement over dinner.
Fishing rights, fair competition and state aid rules are all sticking points which EU and UK negotiators Michel Barnier and David Frost have failed to breach the deadlock on.
After the Prime Minister and European Commission President spoke by phone last night it was agreed a face to face meeting was the best chance of clinching a trade deal before the end of the EU transition period on December 31.
This evening Mr Johnson is being briefed by Lord Frost on the remaining areas of contention in No10 ahead of the crunch meeting.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “The PM will travel to Brussels tomorrow for dinner with VDL to continue discussions on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.”
Ms von der Leyen said on Twitter: “I look forward to welcoming UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tomorrow evening.
“We will continue our discussion on the Partnership Agreement.”