İrem UZUN -TDO- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen both appear pessimistic about the chances of a Brexit trade deal being reached before the UK officially leaves at the end of the year.
According to a European Union official, commission president Ursula von der Leyen told the bloc's 27 national leaders that Britain was more likely to leave the EU at the end of the year without a trade deal than with one. "The probability of a no deal is higher than of a deal," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity about the message von der Leyen gave leaders at an EU summit in Brussels.
On the other hand, UK Prime Minister Johnson argued the EU needed to make a "big change" over the main sticking points on fishing rights and business competition rules. "It's looking very, very likely we'll have to go for a solution that I think will be wonderful for the UK, we'll be able to do exactly what we want from January 1, it will obviously be different from what we set out to achieve," Johnson told reporters. "If there's a big offer, a big change in what they're saying then I must say that I'm yet to see it," he said.