UK and EU remain far apart in post-Brexit trade talks as deadline looms


British and EU negotiators are continuing talks over the weekend but remained divided on Sunday.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said Sunday that the EU is “continuing to make demands that are incompatible with our independence. We cannot accept a deal that doesn’t leave us in control of our own laws or waters.”

The EU parliament has set Sunday as a final deadline for a deal that they would have to ratify before December 31 when the transition period will expire.

But on Saturday, French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune told France Inter radio that the deadline could be extended.

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Source: Euronews