Brexit news – live: Boris Johnson blames EU for end of talks, as Lords hand government heaviest defeat for 20 years

Liam James and Adam Forrest
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Boris Johnson blames EU for end of formal talks (Getty)
Boris Johnson blames EU for end of formal talks (Getty)

Boris Johnson has told the Greek prime minister there will be no more Brexit trade talks with Brussels unless the bloc fundamentally changes its stance on the discussions – again claiming the EU “have effectively ended those negotiations”.

It comes as EU negotiator Michel Barnier held another phone call with his counterpart David Frost, telling the No 10 official: “We should be making the most out of the little time left. Our door remains open.”

Meanwhile the House of Lords has voted to show their discontent with the government’s Internal Markets Bill - inflicting the greatest defeat on the government for 20 years by backing a "regret" amendment, condemning the contentious provisions and warning they "would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom".