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PM Boris Johnson Reaffirms his Stance on No Trade Talk Extension


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Wed, 08 Jan 2020 18:34 GMT

The UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, once again has repeated his decision for no trade talk extension, as he intends to move forward with the Brexit plan, after his party had won a majority in parliament, Reuters reported.

Johnson told new European Union Commission Chief, Ursula von der Leyen, that he is seeking a new relationship, based on alignment with existing rules.  

Johnson won the election last month, promising to deliver Brexit on January 31st, and using an 11-month transition period to negotiate a deal, that will define terms between the world's fifth-largest economy, and its biggest trading partner. 

The talks coincide with the government's Brexit legislation, the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which is continuing its swift passage through the Commons this week.

“I think there is scope for a very positive and optimistic approach to the trade deal,” Boris Johnson told Sky News.

“Both sides have committed to securing a trade deal by the end of December 2020. That is in the Political Declaration,” he added.

Johnson also dismissed reports that the Government was looking to take away the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit.