>> No request for en extension was submitted, so now the date is >> final. The transition period ends at the end of this year. Deal or >> no deal...
VC> Was not a surprise this side - BJ would have lost all cred if he had VC> even thought of doing such a thing. He already did it before when the 2019 exit deadline was extended to 31 jan 2020. So a last minute turn last week would not have really surprised me.
VC> It will hopefully, just get the two sides to get a move on working out VC> any trade deals - but not holding my breath ! Given that any deal must be ratified by the European Parliament, there is effectively only four month left for negotiations. There must be a deal by the end of October.
Given that this circus has been on the move for four years now, and almost nothing has been achieved, I very much doubt there will be a deal. If I were a gambler - which I am not - I'd put my money on a no deal brexit.