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British PM 'cautious' ahead of Brexit talks with EU's Juncker

Monday 16 September 2019 02:05 PM

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was feeling “cautious” as he went into talks on a Brexit deal with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, as rhetoric from both men over the weekend suggested their positions remain far apart.
With less than seven weeks until Britain is due to leave the European Union, Johnson has yet to reach an agreement with Brussels on how to manage the separation between the world’s fifth-largest economy and its biggest trading partner.

He said on Sunday he was still aiming for a deal before the Oct. 31 divorce date and that the next few days would be vital.

“I believe passionately that we can do it, and I believe that such an agreement is in the interests not just of the UK but also of our European friends,” Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph newspaper.