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British Foreign Secretary “disappointed” by EU, but deal still possible

16 Oct 2020 10:08 AM

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said today that Britain is disappointed by the EU’s demand for London to make more concessions to secure a trade deal, but reiterated that a deal is still possible.

"We are disappointed and surprised by the outcome of the European Council," Raab told Sky News.

He added, "We’ve been told that it must be the UK that makes all of the compromises in the days ahead, that can’t be right in a negotiation, so we’re surprised by that but the prime minister will be saying more on this later today.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will present Britain's response to EU today, likely to be an ultimatum over a no-deal Brexit.

The UK formally left the EU on January 31st, but the two sides are negotiating a deal that would govern about $900 billion yearly trade when the transition period end on December 31st.


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