UK's Johnson says he very much hopes EU trade deal can be agreed

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he hoped a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union could be agreed, but the country was well prepared if final-stage talks with the bloc did not succeed. 'I very much hope that we will (get a deal), and obviously that depends on our friends and partners across the Channel,' he told broadcasters.

Reuters November 07, 2020 01:05:48 IST
UK's Johnson says he very much hopes EU trade deal can be agreed

UKs Johnson says he very much hopes EU trade deal can be agreed

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he hoped a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union could be agreed, but the country was well prepared if final-stage talks with the bloc did not succeed.

"I very much hope that we will (get a deal), and obviously that depends on our friends and partners across the Channel," he told broadcasters.

"I think there is a deal to be done if they want to do. If not, the country is of course very, very well prepared and as I have said before, we can do very, very well on Australian terms."

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and William Schomberg; editing by Stephen Addison)

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