The UK hit back at EU’s accusations on Friday that trade talks were not progressing as expected.

A UK government spokesman said: “This was a full and constructive negotiating round, conducted remotely by video conference, and with a full range of discussions across all the issues, on the basis of the extensive legal texts provided by both sides in recent weeks.

“However, limited progress was made in bridging the gaps between us and the EU.”

The UK blamed this on the EU’s offer on goods trade, which they say “falls well short of recent precedent in FTAs it has

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