01:07 GMT08 August 2020
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    Last week, the EU's lead negotiator Michel Barnier confirmed that London had refused to prolong the transitional period for the withdrawal, adding that the goals of the second round of talks were only partially met.

    In a live video, the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union is questioning Cabinet Minister Michael Gove on the state of talks on the withdrawal agreement.

    The UK remains locked in as yet inconclusive negotiations with the EU on the UK's future relationship with the bloc following the termination of the transition period agreed up on 31 December.

    Politicians on both sides have, however, voiced concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the nature of the situation, claiming an extension to the transition period should be granted.

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