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PM to head to Brussels for talks
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PM to head to Brussels for talks

    Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have agreed to hold face-to-face talks within days in a bid to find a way through the Brexit deadlock. In a joint statement both sides said the conditions for a post-Brexit trade agreement were not there and that significant differences remained on fishing, the level playing field and governance. The announcement followed a lengthy phone call between the two, their second in as many days. Each side has asked their chief negotiators and their teams to prepare an outline of the remaining differences. These will be discussed in a physical meeting in Brussels in the coming days, they said. The decision paves the way for a final showdown between the two leaders later this week. A senior government so...