FAST FIVE: The Convergence Of Brexit And COVID-19
Britain's chief negotiator, David Frost, confirmed as much after talks concluded: The major obstacle is the EU's insistence on including a set of novel and unbalanced proposals on the so-called “level playing field” which would bind this country to EU law or standards, or determine our domestic legal regimes, in a way that is unprecedented in Free Trade Agreements and not envisaged in the Political Declaration.
Whilst some on the margins of British politics are doing that, one significant figure has stopped short of calling for more time.
'With respect you're saying you don't think it's practical but then you wouldn't press pause.' Starmer replied by saying: I don't think it's practical but we're a long way from December so we'll see how we get on.
Yet Starmer sits on his hands.
Starmer appears quite relaxed about the little time that remains.