The UK and the EU are to make a final push to get a post-Brexit trade deal over the line following crisis talks between Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.
In an hour-long phone call, the two leaders agreed to instruct their negotiating teams to resume talks on Sunday in a last attempt to see if they can resolve the remaining differences.
With time rapidly running out before the Brexit transition period ends at the end of the month, British sources warned that the process may still conclude without an agreement.
“This is the final throw of the dice,” said one source close to the negotiations.
“There is a fair deal to be done that works for both sides, but this will only happen if the EU is willing to respect the fundamental principles of sovereignty and control.”
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