It would be a miracle if the EU managed to broker a full trade agreement with the UK within the next few months.
So says the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness.
The European Parliament will vote tomorrow on a resolution that calls on the UK to abide by the Brexit Withdrawal agreement that was signed last October.
The President of the European Commission told MEPs today that Boris Johnson informed her on Monday that the UK would not be seeking an extension of the Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year.
Mairead McGuinness says that leaves little time left to strike a trade deal.
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