Brexit talks remain ongoing with 'significant differences'

There will be more Brexit meetings tomorrow, as there are still ‘significant differences’ between countries.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson have said they have agreed on a further attempt to reach a Brexit deal.

They agreed that their negotiating teams should do new business to assess whether they can resolve their remaining disagreements over a post-Brexit trade deal.

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen said in a joint statement following their phone call that they ordered their chief negotiators to meet again in Brussels on Sunday.

The statement said: “In a telephone conversation today about the ongoing negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, we were pleased that progress has been made in many areas.

“Nevertheless, major differences remain on three crucial points: level playing field, governance and fisheries. Both sides underlined that no agreement is feasible if these issues are not resolved.

“While we recognized the seriousness of these differences, we agreed that our negotiating teams needed to make even more effort to assess whether they could be resolved.

“That is why we instruct our chief negotiators to meet again in Brussels tomorrow.

“We’ll speak again Monday evening.”

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