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No Deal Brexit IMMINENT: PM tells Brits to prepare for WTO rules from January 1

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Brexit: Johnson urges UK to prepare for ‘likely’ no deal scenario

The Prime Minister said the UK would not yet walk away from talks with the EU, despite being “very far apart” on key issues. He spoke to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to extend the deadline for negotiations to continue. Mr Johnson said: “When we went out on Wednesday the hope was that we going to be able to finish things off today if there was a deal to be done.

“As things stand, I’m afraid we’re still very far apart on some key things but where there’s light, there’s hope.

“We’re going to keep on talking to see what we can do.

“The UK certainly won’t be walking away from the talks. I think people can expect us to go the extra mile.

“The Commission are very determined to keep the negotiations on the way that we’ve been done.

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“I’ve got to repeat that the most likely thing now is of course that we have to get ready for WTO terms.

“Don’t forget everybody, we’ve made huge preparations for this. We’ve now been at this for four and a half years.

“We’ve got ready and the UK will do very, very well.”

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“And there is a clarity and a simplicity in that approach that has its own advantages.

“It is not where we wanted to get to, but if we have to end up with that solution, the UK is more than prepared.”

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