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  • just an update for you because we understand that dinner in Brussels between Boris Johnson and the president of the Commission on other advisers has come to an end.

  • And let's go back to Westminster then and talk Thio.

  • Laura Kingsburg Laura, What have you been told?

  • Well, he remember what was happening tonight.

  • The you chief and the prime minister were trying to break bread with each other to see if they could find any way of being able to breathe life back into the possibility of a trade deal that matters so much to the economy and such a long list of things on.

  • In the last few minutes, it's been made very clear by Downing Street that this meeting has not gone well.

  • Forgive me.

  • I'm going to read some of the message that we've got tonight from a senior number 10 source.

  • The prime minister and serve underlying had a frank discussion about the significant obstacles which remain very large.

  • Gaps remain between the two sides.

  • It's still unclear whether these could be bridged.

  • They've agreed to further discussions over the next few days, but they agreed that by Sunday a firm decision should be taken about the future of thes talks now reading between those lines, it appears that tonight has bean very far from any kind of breakthrough, any kind of accommodation between the two, when they were able to look in the whites of each other's eyes and say, Yes, let's compromise, Let's get this done.

  • But in politics, in the whole Brexit process, the distance between Wednesday on Sunday is a very, very long time.

  • So well, this appears tonight to be a big and significant step towards leaving transition, period the status quo without a firm arrangement in place, it's still not impossible that it could happen, but it does tonight appear that we are on the road to that which many people, both parties have said they want Thio this deal to be done on.

  • Many people in Westminster would consider that US leaving the transition stage without a firm trade deal in place would be a political on a historic accident that wasn't meant to happen, Laura.

just an update for you because we understand that dinner in Brussels between Boris Johnson and the president of the Commission on other advisers has come to an end.

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