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Brexit trade talks on ‘knife edge’
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Brexit trade talks on ‘knife edge’

    The EU backed down over post-Brexit fishing arrangements on Sunday night – but the chances of a trade deal remained on a knife edge, with other key issues unresolved. Sources in Brussels said talks on fish were closing in on a political agreement, but there were warnings that no progress had been made on the far bigger problem of the level playing field, meaning the two sides could still end the talks without a deal as early as Monday night. On Monday evening, Boris Johnson will speak to Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, for the second time in 48 hours to decide whether to allow negotiations to continue into Tuesday or if there is no prospect of agreement to walk away for good. On Sunday night Michael Martin, the Irish prime minister, put the...