PMQs LIVE: Boris and Starmer set for almighty Brexit clash as EU deadline looms

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The Prime Minister will face off with the Labour leader in the Commons as the November 15 deadline to sign a deal off with the Brussels bloc approaches. It comes amid concerns Britain and the EU are likely to miss their mid-November deadline to clinch a post-Brexit trade deal because talks in London are expected to run through the end of this week.

Sources said ambassadors of the 27 EU member states in Brussels will not be updated on the talks at a regular meeting on Wednesday and the issue is now pencilled in for their meeting on November 18.

However, in a sign that the estranged allies are still pushing for an agreement, EU sources said they now expected negotiators to come up with an agreed text in the middle of next week, unless talks collapse or there is a breakthrough earlier.

An EU diplomat said: ”The real cut-off point is late next week.”

A British source said the negotiating teams’ talks in London were expected to last through the end of this week.


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