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The Guardian says the UK “flatly rejected” that ultimatum within two hours of Mr Gove and Mr Šefčovič’s meeting coming to an end. The latest round of talks are a sign of the “plunging prospects” that a trade deal can be reached, the paper claims. It runs quotes from Germany’s ambassador to the UK, Andreas Michaelis, who tweeted: “In more than 30 years as a diplomat I have not experienced such a fast, intentional and profound deterioration of a negotiation.”