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Today marked Boris Johnson’s deadline for a deal and a no deal outcome is seeming more and more likely as neither side has been able to come to an agreement. Issues on fishing rights continues to be one of the main issues.
The Prime Minister gave the EU up until October 15 to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.
This deadline would allow time for both parliaments to ratify an agreement before the end of the transition period in December.
But as the deadline is now here, John Redwood, MP for Wokingham, has urged the Prime Minister to walk away from crucial negotiations.
He tweeted: “The EU have not negotiated in good faith.
“Time to end the talks as promised.”
Others have also begged the Prime Minister to leave negotiations behind them.
Former MEP Martin Daubney tweeted: “Macron, the trumped-up Napoleon, states ‘on no account will our fishermen be sacrificed for Brexit’.
“Well, that’s that, then. It’s time to walk away from these ludicrous talks & take back control of our fishing waters.
“Anything else will be a sell-out!”
Jayne Adye, director of Get Britain Out, said it is time for Britain to leave the EU after eight deadlines have been missed.
She said: “Right now, the only clear path forward is to stick to our word and walk away from talks.
“We should use the time remaining until the end of the Transition Period to fully prepare to leave with no deal and trade with the EU on World Trade Organisation terms – as we already do with countries all over the world.
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“If the European Union take our red lines and negotiating position seriously in the future, we can perhaps resume talks towards a fair trade deal which does not compromise the United Kingdom’s sovereignty.”
Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice tweeted: “3 months on, this still stands….
“@BorisJohnson needs to draw stumps on negotiations if no movement from the EU summit today / tomorrow.
“No deal always better than a bad deal.”
Earlier this week, Mr Tice previously called for the Prime Minister to walk away from negotiations.
He said: “Boris did say that if a deal wasn’t agreed by mid-October, then that was it, end of negotiations.
“And he should stick to that. And he should make it very clear we are where we are and that’s it, and everybody can plan.
“If we haven’t got a deal, we mean it, we’re stopping negotiations. If you want to resolve something in the next 24 hours, otherwise we’re done, folks, we’re out of here.
“Bags packed, files closed, and we’ll go to the arrangement that Australia has with the EU, which is based on WTO rules.”
Last night, Mr Johnson held a call with European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, last night.
Despite one last effort in negotiations, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson noted Mr Johnson’s “disappointment” following the call.
They said: “The Prime Minister noted the desirability of a deal, but expressed his disappointment that more progress had not been made over the past two weeks.
“The Prime Minister said that he looked forward to hearing the outcome of the European Council, and would reflect before setting out the UK’s next steps.”
European Council president Charles Michel tweeted: “Today we will discuss our future relationship with the UK.
“We want an agreement, but we also want to protect the level playing field. It’s a question of fairness and the integrity of the single market.”
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