The Prime Minister and President von der Leyen met for dinner in Brussels this evening (9 December) at the European Commission in Brussels to continue with Brexit talks.
A statement issued by Number 10 this evening said:
“The leaders had a frank discussion about the state of play in the negotiations. They acknowledged that the situation remained very difficult and there were still major differences between the two sides.
“They agreed that Chief Negotiators would continue talks over the next few days and that a firm decision should be taken about the future of the talks by Sunday.
“The Prime Minister is determined not to leave any route to a fair deal untested, but any agreement must respect the independence and sovereignty of the UK.”
Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street