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Brexit crunch time as EU and United kingdom still divided in excess of trade deal

By Guy Faulconbridge and Gabriela Baczynska



a close up of a flag: The British Union Jack and European flags fly in front city hall, in Sangatte


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The British Union Jack and European flags fly in entrance town corridor, in Sangatte

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Brexit hung in the harmony on Monday as Britain and the European Union produced a last-ditch try to bridge sizeable dissimilarities to strike a trade deal that would avoid a disorderly exit in just 24 days time.

As fears rose of a chaotic no-trade offer Brexit on Dec. 31 when the United Kingdom finally leaves the EU’s orbit, talks will resume in Brussels right before Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen critique the scenario in the evening.



James Cleverly wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London


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FILE Picture: Weekly cupboard conference at Downing Road in London

Irish Key Minister Micheal Martin said on Sunday the odds of a offer were just 50-50 when financial commitment bank JPMorgan reported odds of a no-trade offer exit