Britain working to close significant gaps with EU in trade talks - PM's spokesman

FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit demonstrator holds British and European flags during a protest in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is continuing to work hard to bridge significant gaps with the European Union in pursuit of a trade deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Monday.

“We are continuing to work hard throughout this intensive period of talks to seek to bridge the significant gaps that still remain between our positions in the most difficult areas,” the spokesman said.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James, editing by Alistair Smout