SCOOP: PM Boris Johnson expected to make an announcement this evening about the agreed trade deal with the EU.
With just 9 days left of the transition period, the UK is at the turning point. According to a source from No.10, the trade deal with the EU is agreed and the announcement is expected to be made this evening between 7 pm and 7.30 pm UK time.
“The deal has been done and there will be an announcement”, a source at No.10 confirmed to The Pavlovic Today.
Ursula von der Leyen is expected to deliver her own statement.
6:30 PM UPDATE: PM Boris Johnson’s statement planned for 7-7.30 PM window delayed for later this evening or tomorrow.
7:41 PM UPDATE: European Research Group (ERG) is gathering a team of lawyers to go through every detail of the 2000 pages trade deal.
This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.