Boris has added to the No Deal fears ringing in Brussels as he insists that a trade deal must be finalised by the crucial European Council summit on 15 October, If no agreement is reached, the UK will walk away from the table and push for a No Deal exit.
In a statement, Mr Johnson said: “We are now entering the final phase of our negotiations with the EU.
“The EU has been very clear about the timetable. I am too.
“There needs to be an agreement with our European friends by the time of the European Council on 15 October if it’s going to be in force by the end of the year.
“So there is no sense in thinking about timelines that go beyond that point.
“If we can’t agree by then, then I do not see that there will be a free trade agreement between us, and we should both accept that and move on.”
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, UK negotiator David Frost warned the UK is not afraid of leaving talks without a deal.
Lord Frost said: “Obviously, lots of preparation was done last year into a no-deal, we are ramping up again and have been for some time under Michael Gove’s authority.
“I don’t think that we are scared of this at all.
“We want to get back the powers to control our borders, and that is the most important thing.
“If we can reach an agreement that regulates trade like Canada’s, great.
“If we can’t, it will be an Australian-like trading agreement and we are fully ready for that.”