‘Same significant divergences persist’, EU negotiator says – with just 35 days left to avert a crash-out.
No-deal looms as deadline little more than a month away.
Michel Barnier says further negotiations would be pointless if UK does not change stance says further negotiations would be pointless if UK does not change stance.
Britain's economic recovery from coronavirus will be slowed for two years by Brexit, EU forecasts 06/11/2020
Businesses will have to adjust to new trading conditions in the middle of a pandemic.
Differences remain on old stumbling blocks of governance, fish and level playing field.
Post-Brexit trade talks in danger of grinding to a halt due to ‘very serious divergences’ between UK and EU 04/11/2020
Michel Barnier and David Frost will resume talks on Thursday via video call, after a fortnight of face-to-face meetings
Former terror law reviewer David Anderson warns of serious impact on fight against cross-border crime.
Boris Johnson still refusing to restart Brexit negotiations despite ticking no-deal clock 20/10/2020
Second phone call on Tuesday fails to convince UK to return to table.
Macron insists there is no margin for negotiation over French fishing rights.
EU leaders have dropped a pledge to "intensify" Brexit negotiations after this week's summit, in signs that Brussels is prepared to call Boris Johnson's bluff on his threat to walk away from trade talks.
Brexit meets European solidarity 08/10/2020
A recurrent claim of the Leave campaign during the 2016 EU referendum was that it would be easy for the United Kingdom, once it had decided to leave the EU, to agree with the larger countries of the Union, notably Germany and France ... But the misconception was illuminating for its misjudgement of the European Union and the solidarity between its members.
Europe Letter: UK’s reputation diminished as EU capitals digest declaration to break law
‘We stand by our commitments’, says president Ursula von der Leyen.
EU sources fear Boris Johnson hasn’t yet got backing for compromises on state aid to business
Proposed procedures for importing and exporting of goods are “convoluted, expensive and will seriously hamper trade with other countries”, says BMPA.
'A case in point: is not refusing to list as a third country for food imports (SPS).'
Boris Johnson is facing a growing rebellion among senior Conservatives over his controversial Internal Market Bill - while former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major urged MPs to reject it, saying it risked putting the Irish peace process, trade negotiations and the UK's integrity at peril.
EU leaders vow to block any trade deal if Boris Johnson breaches withdrawal agreement as Ireland accuses PM of ‘unprecedented provocation’ 12/09/2020
European parliament leaders have vowed to block any future UK-EU trade deal if Boris Johnson goes ahead with a bill which would violate the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Minister admits changes to Brexit deal would break international law - Channel 4 News [15 mins] 08/09/2020
The Northern Ireland secretary admitted that the Government was intending to break international law - specifically the EU Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out how Britain and the EU would agree new rules on trade between Britain and Northern Ireland.
New legislation will erode trust and could have implications for the UK’s international reputation 08/09/2020
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned Boris Johnson not to break international law by attempting to redefine the terms of the protocol.
Brussels suspicions come as European commission chief warns Britain to abide by Northern Ireland protocol.
Ministers are planning new legislation that would override a key part of last year's EU withdrawal agreement.