TOPSHOT - A handout picture taken and released by the UK Parliament in London on December 17, 2019, shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking at the dispatch box in the House of Commons in London, during the first sitting of Parliament since the general election. The British parliament reconvened on Tuesday with many new faces, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives won a sweeping victory in last week's election. Britain is seeking to outlaw any extension to the Brexit transition period beyond 2020, the government said on Tuesday, sinking the pound and leaving Brussels fearing a race against the clock to strike a new trade deal. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / UK PARLIAMENT / JESSICA TAYLOR  " - NO USE FOR ENTERTAINMENT, SATIRICAL, MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - EDITORS NOTE THE IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY ALTERED AT SOURCE TO OBSCURE VISIBLE DOCUMENTS
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Boris Johnson will face off against the UK's two largest trading partners as he attempts to negotiate the terms of future trade. AFP

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