Will Boris Johnson get Brexit done in time? UK Prime Minister only has 6 months left to get a deal
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Four years on since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on the 23rd of June 2016, is the UK Government any closer to actually leaving? Both Boris Johnson and his EU counterparts have agreed that there will not be an extension to the transition period beyond December 2020, giving the UK just 6 more months to agree on a deal or leave without one. Raoul Ruparel was the Special Adviser to Theresa May on Europe and had a key role in the Department for Exiting the EU. He believes the Government should have negotiated a conditional extension period with the EU, and suggests that there may be a few issues that Boris Johnson will not be prepared to compromise on, such as fishing rights and State Aid which may mean not getting a compromise on a lot of issues from the European Union. How did we get here? Explaining the news is a podcast from 5 News. Join Andy Bell as he explains the world's biggest news stories through interviews with politicians, experts, and analysts.
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