July 25, 2019 / 11:36 AM / in 7 months

EU has every reason to compromise on Brexit - PM Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he believed the European Union would have every reason to want to compromise with Britain over its departure from the bloc.

Johnson has said he will try to wrest changes from the EU over the deal negotiated by his predecessor Theresa May to make it more palatable to parliament, otherwise Britain will leave without a deal. The EU has said the divorce deal, or Withdrawal Agreement, is not up for renegotiation.

“Why begin by assuming that our EU friends will not wish to compromise? I think they have every reason to want to compromise, and that is what we will seek,” Johnson told parliament.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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