Don’t EU dare! Boris issues Brexit warning to Brussels over MEPs’ threat to block deal

Brexit: UK 'has got its freedom' says James Dyson

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Boris Johnson’s official spokesman has urged the European Parliament to ensure the deal is ratified by the end of the month as previously agreed. The trade deal came into effect provisionally on January 1, with the UK giving its consent for EU to have until the end of this month to ratify the deal formally.

However, yesterday MEPs refused to set a date for a vote on the deal.

It means there is a risk the deadline for ratification could be missed.

Mr Johnson’s spokesman said this afternoon: “We’ve agreed an extension for the EU to ratify the deal to April 30.

“We expect them to complete their processes to this timeline.”

The No10 official refused to comment on how the UK would respond if the EU failed to ratify the deal by the end of the month.

He said he would not be drawn into “jumping into a hypothetical situation”.

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