UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Instead of the previously agreed £ 39 billion, the new British Prime Minister only agrees to £ 9 in the case of a tough Brexit.
No deal – no compensation. On the sidelines of the G-7 summit, Boris Johnson announced that he did not intend to pay Brussels the previously agreed £ 39 billion in the event of a tough Brexit scenario. If the United Kingdom leaves the bloc without an agreement, then the former colleagues in the union will receive only £ 9 billion.
“If we leave without an agreement, it is, of course, true that £ 39 billion, in fact, should no longer be,” Johnson told reporters , confirming reports that he intends to seriously reduce the amount of compensation. Moreover, according to The Mail on Sunday, the new prime minister may even be limited to seven billion.
However, Johnson himself, according to Sky News, is very optimistic. “I think at the moment there is a real chance that we will reach a deal, but in order to get this agreement … we must prepare for an exit without it. I think that the chances of a deal are growing,” the publication quotes British premiere.
The previous version of the Brexit agreement between London and Brussels, proposed by Theresa May, the British parliament did not support, and her successor said that the kingdom would leave the block on October 31 with or without a deal.
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