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Day: December 16, 2020

PM ready to recall parliament over Xmas break if trade deal is agreed
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PM ready to recall parliament over Xmas break if trade deal is agreed

    Boris Johnson is ready to recall parliament over its Christmas break if a trade deal is agreed with the EU, Downing Street has said. Contrary to expectations in Westminster, the prime minister decided to send MPs home on Thursday, with the warning that they could be called back at any time in the next two weeks to rush through ratifying legislation. A No 10 source said talks were expected to continue in Brussels over the coming days and the recall could be as early as next week. Signals from Brussels suggested that the two sides are inching towards agreement, with little more than a fortnight to go before the 31 December deadline to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The departure of MPs and peers will intensify pressure for a swift agreement by adding potential delays into t...