Foreign secretary attempts to blame Brussels for red tape hitting exporters.
Keir Starmer says Boris Johnson must agree "oven ready" deal with Brussels that he promised in 2019.
Ursula von der Leyen explains Brussels' stance on the key sticking points while admitting the two sides “remain apart on fundamental issues”.
Brexit talks were on, then off, then back on again after another crunch week of negotiations passed without Boris Johnson or the EU deciding to compromise and get a deal, or go for no deal. The prime minister’s dinner in Brussels with Ursula von der Leyen failed to break the deadlock and fears of no deal are rising with just weeks left until the end of the transition.Joining Arj Singh and Paul Waugh, Anand Menon of the UK In A Changing Europe think-tank and Maddy Thimont-Jack of the Institute for Government try to read the tea leaves and work out where the country is heading after Christmas, and what it means for the PM.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening.
Penny Mordaunt says scrutiny of no deal preparations “certainly not in the interests of this country”.
Hopes of a deal remain alive despite PM's make-or-break dinner with Ursula von der Leyen failing to bridge "very large gaps".
Crunch Brexit talks get off to an awkward start as Ursula von der Leyen ensures order.
Boris Johnson is headed to Brussels but a bumpy road may still lie ahead as the UK prepares to break from the EU.
Prime minister and European Commission president say "conditions for finalising agreement are not there".
The prime minister said there must be a "fundamental change of approach" from the EU if a trade deal is to be agreed.