Britain-EU trade talks “This is a very difficult point,” said a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, stressing that time was running out and that any agreement should respect British sovereignty.
The talks in London continued until 11 last night in London after difficulties arose when the British side accused the European Union of bringing new demands to the table, a accusation that the EU. which he described as a move to secure more concessions.
Negotiating teams have been trying unsuccessfully for weeks to bridge differences on the most thorny issues, including fisheries and fair competition rules, with the spokesman saying any further discussions at the weekend “depend” on what happens today.
“We are committed to working hard to try to reach an agreement with the EU. Talks continue. There are still some issues to be overcome. “The time available is very little and we are at a very difficult point in the talks,” the spokesman told reporters.
“What is certain is that we will not be able to reach an agreement that does not respect our fundamental principles of sovereignty and the return of control.”