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Johnson to press EC president for quick trade talks

Meanwhile, some of Johnson's ministers are pushing for talks on a UK-US trade deal to go ahead, to pressure the EU

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British Premier Boris Johnson (left) wants a trade deal with the EU done by year's end, but EC president Ursula von der Leyen (right) doubts an 11-month time frame is realistic.

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BORIS Johnson will be doing his utmost to persuade European Union (EU) negotiators to speed up trade talks after Brexit takes place on Jan 31.

He aims to complete a trade deal with the EU by year's end, though the new president of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der...

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