Brexit news latest – UK set to strike trade agreement with Canada ‘within days’ as EU prepares for No Deal

THE EU will double down on it’s no-deal Brexit preparation as hopes of a trade deal dwindle.

In order to have a UK-EU trade deal fully ratified and in place by the end of the transition period on December 31, an agreement will need to be reached in the coming days.

But a couple of key sticking points remain – especially around fishing rights – meaning no deal is likely to be done unless one side decides to budge.

It comes as the UK is to strike a lucrative trade deal with Canada “within days”.

Downing Street said talks with Canada on securing a trade deal are at an “advanced stage” and “progressing well”.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “We are committed to securing a continuity trade deal with Canada before the end of the transition period.

“Talks are at an advanced stage and are progressing well.”

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