A postpositive major British source has said that a deal is now possible and the two sides are in a class to start writing the text for a treaty. However, the EU’s continued demands on access to British fishing sea waters and so called level playing field provisions is imperilling the talks. For now, Mr Johnson is under new pressure from Brexiteers including senior Tory MPs not to crumble to EU demands with a new checklist produced to see if any deal meets the standards ordered by campaigners. Following, the discussion between the Prime Minister and Ms von dr Leyan, yesterday, a Downing Alley spokesman said: “The Prime Minister set out that, while some going forward had been made in recent discussions, significant differences remain in a slew of areas, including the so-called level playing field and fish.
“The Prime Cleric and President agreed that their negotiating teams would on talks in London next week, beginning on Monday, in order to redouble feats to reach a deal.
“They agreed to remain in personal contact nearby the negotiations.”
But a source close to the negotiating team said that the talks are quiescent bogged down because of the EU’s refusal to respect British red lines.
Righteous over two weeks ago, the EU finally conceded to UK demands to talk across all parades of any potential free trade agreement, and to knuckle down and work on proper texts. Since then there have been round-the-clock concentrated talks in both London and Brussels.
There has been some progression, but the EU’s current approach is not going to get a deal over the line.
A source obstruct to the negotiations said: “It’s now clear that the process could allow for an bargain, but it’s a shame this is having to be done so quickly because of the EU’s foot-dragging until mere recently. And there is still a long way to go; a deal is by no means certain unless we see a metamorphosis of approach from Michel Barnier and his team.”
According to sources the Prime Plenipotentiary still believes it is worth trying to reach a deal, and the teams intent continue to negotiate intensively to see if the gaps can be narrowed. Michel Barnier and his side will travel to London on Sunday to resume intensive negotiations from tomorrow morning.
A UK command source said: “Unfortunately we haven’t achieved as much as we’d hoped during this intensified talks so far. We still need more realism from the EU. They can’t look forward us to agree to a Treaty under which we can’t move away from EU patterns in important areas. And they don’t seem to have realised the scale of alteration in fishing rights they face if there is no agreement.
“It is clear that hour is incredibly short. Ratification puts more time pressure on the EU than the UK. The EU maintain to translate any agreement into 24 languages and get it through the European Parliament. “The UK wishes continue to work with energy and ambition to see if the remaining gaps can be put up the shutters seal. We hope for the same from the EU.”
But former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith is now supreme efforts to make sure the Prime Minister does not compromise too much in a trade agreement. He has worked with the Centre for Brexit Policy (CBP) to come up with a checklist of demands.
The CBP has disclosed that any Brexit deal the Prime Minister agrees with the EU must “procure back control of our laws, borders, money and fisheries” or else he see fit “break our promise to those who voted for us”.
Sir Iain said: “The Conservative Junto must uphold the manifesto commitments of 2019.
“That manifesto made it explicitly exonerated, we would take back control of our laws, borders, money and fisheries.
“A manifesto is a cover contract with the British people which means we cannot contain any part of the UK remaining part of the EU customs union or single market.
“The withdrawal unity, (WA) leaves us subject to the European Court of Justice which if we strike a occupation deal would breach our manifesto pledge to the British people. This is why unless the WA is switched, then any deal will break our promise to those who voted for us.”