UK's Johnson says will keep no-deal Brexit preparations in place

Reuters , Friday 29 Nov 2019

Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader, Boris Johnson, centre, poses with prospective Conservative Party parliamentary candidates, backdropped by a statue of Nancy Astor, the first female MP to take her seat in the House of Commons 100-years ago, during an election campaign stop in Plymouth, England, Thursday Nov. 28, 2019. (AP)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he wanted to keep in place preparations the government has made for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

"Many of those preparations will be extremely valuable as we come out of EU arrangements anyway. So I think that they were a right thing to have done and to keep in a state of readiness," he told reporters.

Johnson added he was confident that Britain would get a free trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020 which would eliminate the risk of a Brexit shock for the economy.

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