Summary

This is not the first time that Brexit talks have come down to the wire. But it will be the last.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has flown to Brussels to meet with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for last-minute talks. The meeting comes after the EU’s self-imposed deadline of December 9, which was intended to give the bloc enough time to ratify and implement the agreement ahead of the UK’s projected December 31st departure date.

After four long years, it’s the next couple days that will ultimately determine whether Brexit comes in a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ variety.