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World UK's Johnson says he doesn't want no-deal Brexit but can live with it

12:40  04 october  2020
12:40  04 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Brexit Talks Enter Key Week With Time and Trust Running Out

  Brexit Talks Enter Key Week With Time and Trust Running Out The U.K. and European Union are starting a key week of Brexit talks, with the bloc stiffening its demands over how any trade deal will be enforced after losing trust in Boris Johnson because of his attempt to rewrite last year’s divorce agreement. The final round of scheduled discussions between the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and his British counterpart, David Frost, begins in Brussels on Tuesday with officials on both sides expressing cautious optimism a deal can be reached. © Bloomberg Key Speakers At The MEDEF Business Conference Michel Barnier in Paris on Aug. 26.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he did not particularly wish for the Brexit transition period to end without a new trade deal Asked during a BBC television interview whether he was worried about the potential impact of a no - deal situation in the middle of the COVID pandemic

Boris Johnson has said it is now up to the EU to avoid a no - deal scenario over post- Brexit trade. After the final round of formal talks between officials, the prime He told BBC Northern Ireland' s Mark Devenport: "They've done a deal with Canada of a kind that we want , why shouldn' t they do it with us?

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he did not particularly wish for the Brexit transition period to end without a new trade deal being in place, but that Britain could live with such an outcome.

a man wearing a suit and tie walking on a sidewalk: British PM Johnson is seen outside BBC headquarters in London © Reuters/HENRY NICHOLLS British PM Johnson is seen outside BBC headquarters in London

The transition period ends on Dec. 31 and intensive negotiations are ongoing between London and Brussels. Johnson said a deal was there to be done but there were still difficult issues that needed to be fixed.

Asked during a BBC television interview whether he was worried about the potential impact of a no-deal situation in the middle of the COVID pandemic, Johnson said: "I don't want the Australian WTO-type outcome particularly, but we can more than live with it."

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Toby Chopra)

A large majority of British people disagree with Boris Johnson that leaving the EU without a trade deal would be a 'good outcome' .
The poll found strong opposition to leaving the EU without a trade deal across all regions of the UK, particularly in Scotland and London.With UK and EU negotiators in a race against time to strike a free trade agreement by the end of the year, nearly two-thirds of Brits — 64% — believe that failing to strike a deal before January 1 would be "bad," according to the findings of a Focaldata poll for campaign group Best For Britain, shared exclusively with Business Insider.

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