Boris Johnson campaigned on making a trade deal with the EU before the end of 2020. The UK will not make a trade deal with the EU before the end of 2020. – Twitter
• False. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation agreement was signed at the end of 2020.
• The EU wants to make this process as painful as possible for the UK to discourage other member states from leaving as well. The EU will attempt to negotiate a trade deal that not even a Boris Johnson lead conservative majority parliament will be able to stomach before the end of 2020.
• “EU ramps up its Brexit demands- speed of decisions in trade talks will be tied to UK’s willingness to accede to Brussels’s needs.” – Financial Times
• Boris Johnson tweet claiming he will make a trade deal before the end of 2020.