UK Must Prepare For A No-Deal Brexit, Boris Johnson Says

UK Must Prepare For A No-Deal Brexit, Boris Johnson Says


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that a potential no-deal break from the European Union is likely unless the bloc had a “fundamental” change in position.

The European Union and the United Kingdom have struggled to strike a trade deal amid their negotiations, leading each side to blame the other as the end-of-year deadline approaches, the Associated Press reported.

The U.K. is hoping to reach a deal similar to what the EU has with Canada, which consists of few tariffs and quotas on goods traded between the two, according to BBC.

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Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, said that the EU will still negotiate toward a deal, “but not at any price,” insisting that the U.K. shift its position in order to reach a compromise, according to the AP.

The U.K. had originally floated forgoing a deal if one was not reached by the end of the EU summit, which ends Friday, but Johnson backtracked, saying that he sought a “fundamental change of approach” from the organization.

“As far as I can see they have abandoned the idea of a free trade deal… Unless there is a fundamental change of approach we

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