The UK does not intend to pay £39 billion for a divorce settlement with the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the press on 26 August.

“I think what the entire European Union understands is that if we come out without a deal then...the £39 billion is no longer legally pledged,” said Johnson.

Johnson’s new government appears willing to recognise a debt of approximately £7-£9 billion. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva responded by sayin...


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