Today’s crucial EU leaders’ summit will take place after Boris Johnson “Expressed disappointment” on the progress of Brexi negotiations of trade agreements during an appeal with ME leaders.
Addressing European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, the Prime Minister said he would reflect on the results of this week’s EU summit before defining the UK’s next steps .
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7.45am update: Ryanair cuts main routes
Ryanair is due to cut more than one in three routes this winter due to low demand due to coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe.
The low-cost airline has announced that it will only maintain 65% of its route network between November and March.
It will close its bases in Cork and Shannon, both in Ireland, and Toulouse in France during the five-month period.
The routes that survive will be served with a lower frequency of flights than normal.