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

Why
• 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.

Updates
• “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

Related
• Boris Johnson tweet claiming he will make a trade deal before the end of 2020.

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