With Brexit discussions continuing on Sunday, negotiations so far have been anything but plain sailing. Both sides are claiming that significant differences still remain. With the deadline being on the 31st of December, there is only a matter of weeks before a completed deal has to be in place so that an agreement can be ratified and voted upon before it can be passed.
These talks are going down to the wire. Both sides have said they will be contacting each other over video conference over the next few days. A side issue in these negotiations, It’s being reported that officials in Brussels are much more relaxed and happier if it were a win for Joe Biden as they think Britain would need to have a close relationship to the EU.
Michel Barnier said they had started to put consolidate legal text and that considerable progress had been made. Michel also said that they had failed to make any movement on the critical sticking issues relating to British fishing waters future common standards and what mechanism will oversee the final agreement.
Michel Barnier stated in a meeting with EU ambassadors yesterday that it is not likely that a deal will be found until the middle of November. There may be a meeting next week between Boris Johnson and EU commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen to push a deal over the line if a deal is in sight.