Confirmation that we WON'T extend the transition period

I know that the majority of my constituents will be relieved to hear that today the UK has formally confirmed to the EU that we will not extend the Transition period beyond 31st December.

We set a timeline and promised leave voters that we would stick to it, and we will 

If we can't come to a basic agreement on the principles by then we can assume that it's never likely to happen. There is no point or benefit in further delay.