HELSINKI (Reuters) – The risk of a no-deal Brexit has been increasing and the European Union commission needs to change its attitude if a deal is to be reached, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attends a joint news conference with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
“Everyone needs to prepare for the possibility of a chaotic no-deal Brexit,” Hunt told reporters in Helsinki.
With less than eight months until Britain quits the EU, the government has yet to agree a divorce deal with Brussels and has stepped up planning for the possibility of leaving the bloc without any formal agreement.
“I think the risk of a no Brexit deal has been increasing recently … there is absolutely no guarantee that we will get a deal,” Hunt said after a meeting with his Finnish count