Brexit news: No deal ‘feasible’ if differences not resolved, says EU after emergency call with Boris Johnson

Samuel Osborne and Peter Stubley
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<p>Boris Johnson talks with EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen</p> (Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing St)

Boris Johnson talks with EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen

(Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing St)

The EU has warned that no deal is “feasible” if significant differences with the UK are not resolved at further Brexit trade talks.

After holding a phone call with Boris Johnson, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said that negotiators would meet again on Sunday in an attempt to salvage an agreement.

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier responded by tweeting: “We will see if there is a way forward. Work continues tomorrow.”

Both the EU and UK had announced on Friday they were putting the talks on “pause” over “significant differences” which remain over fisheries, the “level playing field” rules on fair competition and the enforcement mechanism of any deal.