Brexit deal: Boris Johnson says EU trade agreement resolves ‘question that has bedevilled politics for decades’ – live

Ursula von der Leyen says ‘it is time to leave Brexit behind’; Labour will back deal when parliament returns next week, says Keir Starmer
Full report: UK and EU agree Brexit trade dealBust-ups and brinkmanship: inside story of how the deal was doneBoris Johnson says Brexit deal has settled UK’s Europe questionFrom tariffs to visas: here’s what’s in the Brexit deal 7.23pm GMT 7.19pm GMT In most respects, the Christmas Eve deal between the UK and the EU followed the usual pattern of trade talks down the ages. The negotiations seemed to go on for ever, they often teetered on the brink of collapse, and they were only rescued when the politicians got involved.Sometimes, the gap between the two sides is simply too big, but that never looked likely in this case. There was always going to be a point when Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen would step in and make the necessary compromises. Related: Brexit talks followed common pattern but barrier-raising outcome is unique Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2020-12-24 19:23:21

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