Johnson: UK will survive without new EU trade deal

Johnson: UK will survive without new EU trade deal

Johnson: UK will survive without new EU trade deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that if the transition period on Brexit ends without a new trade agreement, the country will live without it. In an interview with BBC television, he said that he did not really want the situation to develop in this way, but he was sure that the British “will quite survive without it (the deal).”

The transition period for the UK's exit from the EU ends on December 31, intensive negotiations between London and Brussels continue. According to the British Prime Minister, the agreement may eventually be concluded, but there are still difficult issues that need to be resolved.

Now is not the time for a new independence referendum in Scotland

Johnson also expressed the opinion that the current time is not the best for a new independence referendum in Scotland. “I don't think now is the right time for another referendum. The leaders of the Scottish National Party say that this event should happen once a generation. But six years is not at all the same as a whole generation,” the politician said in an interview. He noted: “I think Brexit is actually a huge opportunity for Scotland. The Internal Market Bill will involve the transfer of substantial powers to Scotland, not least with regard to fisheries.” According to the prime minister, the Scottish National Party “actually supports the policy of transferring power over Scottish fisheries to Brussels.”

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