August 6, 2019 / 7:47 AM / 13 days ago

Britain ready and willing to do a Brexit deal - government source

FILE PHOTO: British Union Jack flags are seen on the desks of Members of the Brexit Party during a debate on the last European summit, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is “ready and willing” to do a Brexit deal with the European Union, a senior government source said on Tuesday, after a newspaper reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was aiming for a no-deal Brexit.

“We want a deal. It’s sad that they don’t want to negotiate with us,” the source said on condition of anonymity.

“The fact that the Withdrawal Agreement has been rejected by large margins by the House of Commons on three occasions means that, if there’s going to be a deal, they have to be prepared to renegotiate. We’re ready and willing to do so.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Kylie MacLellan

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