EU’s Barnier says no-deal Brexit risk persists, trade talks to be “difficult”

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday the risk of Britain’s chaotic departure from the bloc without a divorce agreement still existed, and that future trade talks would be “difficult and demanding”. The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier addresses the European Economic and Social Committee, at the EU…


Divide and conquer: PM Johnson launches high-risk election strategy

LONDON (Reuters) – The phoney war is over. After months of rehearsing his election strategy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to run a high-risk campaign designed to exploit divisions over Brexit despite his public appeals for national unity. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen in Downing Street, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville Ahead of the…


Johnson says it’s time to get Brexit done

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the debate on the early parliamentary election bill at the House of Commons in London, Britain, October 29, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday it was time to unite the country and get Brexit done after he…