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EU Can 'Go Whistle' Over Money Demands For Brexit, UK's Johnson Says

EU Can 'Go Whistle' Over Money Demands For Brexit, UK's Johnson Says

The EU says Britain has to pay a bill to cover pension liabilities for EU staff and other commitments the United Kingdom has agreed to.

In response, Mr Johnson said his colleague's words would have "broken like a thunderclap over Brussels and they will pay attention to what he has said".

"There is no plan for no deal because we are going to get a great deal", Johnson told MPs.

In response to recent demands from the European Union that the United Kingdom should cough up huge amounts of money as some sort of 'divorce settlement' for leaving the EU, the foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, today said in the House of Commons that they could 'go whistle' for it.

"If you start on the basis of those silly remarks, what kind of response does he expect to get?"

"We have been planing for the contingencies, all the various outcomes, all the possible outcomes of the negotiation", he told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

And asked about the cost of leaving, Davis said the goal was "not to pay more than we need to".




The UK's negotiating team under Brexit Secretary David Davis is due to begin the first full round of negotiations with Mr Barnier on Monday.

"It is slightly baffling, as it is the Prime Minister, or at least the Prime Minister for now, who made a decision to put the no deal option on the table and she couldn't stop using the phrase during the election campaign", she said, according to Sky News.

Mrs May has said that her view going into the Brexit negotiations was that "no deal is better than a bad deal".

"We can play it safe or we can strike out with renewed courage and vigour, making the case for our ideas and values and challenging our opponents to contribute, not just criticise".

'Go whistle' describes a futile demand that will never be met.

"In everything we do, we will act with an unshakable sense of objective to build the better, fairer Britain which we all want to see".