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Boris Johnson predicts last-minute Brexit deal
Speaking at the G7 summit in Biarritz, the U.K. prime minister repeatedly refused to rule out suspending parliament in order to force through a no-deal Brexit, should an agreement with Brussels not be possible.

In the closing press conference of his first international summit, an exuberant Johnson said that chances of a deal depend "exclusively" on the EU and whether they were prepared to strip the Northern Ireland backstop plan out of the Brexit agreement.

"I do think that the EU does tend to come to an agreement right at the end, that's what I've noticed in my own observation of Brussels negotiations," he said. He added that the point of "walking away" for the U.K. would only come on October 31, the legal deadline by which the country is set to leave.

by Bernard on Mon Aug 26th, 2019 at 06:03:08 PM EST

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