WORLD Boris Johnson says a Brexit deal is now 'touch and go'


Boris Johnson says a Brexit deal is now 'touch and go'


20:18, August 25, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday the chances of agreeing on a Brexit deal would be "touch and go" while noting the chances are improving.


Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) speaks flanked by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) during a working session on "International Economy and Trade, and International Security Agenda" in Biarritz, south-west France on August 25, 2019, on the second day of the annual G7 Summit. (Photo: AFP)

Johnson, who is attending the annual G7 summit in the French town of Biarritz, made the comment in an interview with the BBC.

Johnson said the likelihood of a Brexit deal depends on the EU now, while he also told the BBC that he could easily cope with a no-deal Brexit scenario.

"I think it's going to be touch and go, but the important thing is to get ready to come out without a deal," he told the BBC.

Johnson, who took office last month, faces the pressing deadline to take the UK out of the EU by October 31, with or without a deal.

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