UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says if a trade agreement isn’t reached with the EU by mid-October, both sides should accept a No Deal scenario and ‘move on.’ This FSN reports following concern raised in Brussels after reports the UK is planning legislation that could override parts of last year’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU. Downing Street says this is contingency planning in case trade talks fail but former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Heseltine says the government’s actions are counter-productive.
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