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PM in Brussels for crunch talks
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PM in Brussels for crunch talks

    Boris Johnson has arrived in Brussels for crunch Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. In a tweet, the prime minister insisted the UK will prosper mightily as an independent nation irrespective of whether the two sides agree trading arrangements resembling those of Australia or Canada. His message was accompanied by a photo of him waving and holding a red despatch box as he boarded a plane in London. Before leaving Downing Street, the prime minister told the Commons that a good deal is there to be done with the EU on trade but says the bloc is currently insisting on terms which no prime minister could accept. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is some chance that a deal could be reached, but warned it is unlikely that a ...