Britain’s Boris Johnson, EU’s Ursula von der Leyen to speak as post-Brexit talks go to wire

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Boris Johnson (left) and Ursula von der Leyen (right) will speak by telephone.

Boris Johnson (left) and Ursula von der Leyen (right) will speak by telephone.PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS

BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are to speak by telephone on Saturday (Nov 7), her spokesman said, as post-Brexit talks butted up persistently against major differences.

European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer tweeted an update to von der Leyen’s calendar, saying “Saturday 7 November afternoon: phone call with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the state-of-play of the EU-UK negotiations”.