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Johnson turns up pressure on EU for a deal

Boris Johnson greets European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in Downing Street (Getty images)

Hopes of agreeing a Brexit deal have increased among ministers in recent weeks, but today the UK’s chief negotiator Sir David Frost offered a reality check. In a statement following the latest round of talks, Frost said that while ‘progress has been possible’ there remained ‘familiar differences’ on level playing field clauses, state aid and – notably – fishing.

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