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No-deal Brexit will be ‘wonderful’, Boris Johnson insists
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No-deal Brexit will be ‘wonderful’, Boris Johnson insists

    Boris Johnson claimed a no-deal Brexit would be “wonderful” as the EU agreed it was now the most likely outcome and the bloc’s leaders refused to take the prime minister’s phone calls. With just two days left for a breakthrough, relations between the two sides instead appeared to be deteriorating as they remained far apart on the flashpoints of fair competition rules and fishing rights. In Brussels, the prime minister was strongly criticised for attempting to bypass the European Commission by offering to fly to Paris and Berlin for talks with Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel. It was revealed that both the French president and German chancellor had also snubbed him by refusing a three-way call on Monday – and Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, lashed out at the ...