By Jason Groves for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:38 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 02:36 GMT, 8 January 2020
A new top Eurocrat will be warned by Boris Johnson today at No 10 that EU citizens will lose out if Brussels drags its feet on a post-Brexit trade deal.
He will use his first official meeting with Ursula von der Leyen, now president of the European Commission, to insist he will not countenance any extension of the transition beyond the end of this year.
Last night, the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which also rules out any extension, was continuing its passage through the Commons. During the transition period, most EU rules will stay in