EU president, von der Leyen, affords her response to Boris Johnson

The EU continues to work for a deal, however not at any worth.

As deliberate, our negotiation staff will go to London subsequent week to accentuate these negotiations.

Nicely, it looks like that is all turning out to be one other spherical of Brexit posturing.

Johnson selected his phrases fastidiously as he mentioned that the UK will intention for a no-deal “except there are any modifications” and likewise mentioned “if there is a basic change, we’re prepared to pay attention”.

Now, von der Leyen is doing the identical as she says that the EU will “intensify these negotiations” – one thing the UK was supposedly ‘disillusioned’ with yesterday.

So, is a Brexit deal lifeless? No. Are we getting nearer to a deal? No. The one distinction is that Boris Johnson might truly be lifeless severe a few no-deal consequence however as soon as once more, solely time would be the true decider of that. 10 weeks to go. Tick tock, tick tock.