Paris: British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, warned that if the United Kingdom exits the European Union without any agreement, it will not pay the sum of £39 billion to the European Union. The European Union retaliated, saying that there will be no trade agreement with the United Kingdom if it refuses to clear the debt. Against this background, US President Trump praised the British Prime Minister and indicated that a big trade agreement could be signed, between the United States and the United Kingdom, after Brexit.
The Brexit issue also created ripples in the G7 summit, along with Iran, trade war and Russia. Before the G7 meeting, the British Prime Minister met the heads of state of Germany and France. He adopted an insistent stance that the ‘Irish Backstop’ issue should be dropped from the agreement. Germany, France and even the Union has reacted sharply to the stance adopted by Prime Minister Johnson.
Prime Minister Johnson, once again, met the German and French leaders, against the background of the G7 summit. At the same time, Johnson held talks with Donald Tusk, the chief of the European Union. Seemingly, there was a severe clash between the two, over the Brexit issue. Johnson has maintained his stand on the Brexit issue and has clarified that No Deal Brexit will be the primary option.
But the groups of Jonson opponents, in the United Kingdom and the Union, are insistent that the United Kingdom must exit the European Union, as per the agreement with the European Union. The media is claiming since the last few days, that these groups are trying to pressurise Prime Minister Johnson.
British Prime Minister asserted that under any circumstances the United Kingdom would exit from the European Union and raised the issue regarding £39 billion. The British Prime Minister took the stand that there is no question of paying this amount, if the United Kingdom exits the European Union, without any agreement. Johnson said the instead the United Kingdom will deposit an amount of £7 to 9 billion.
The European Union has expressed strong opposition to the statement of the British Prime Minister and has accused that the statement is an irresponsible one. The European Union has threatened that if the United Kingdom does not pay the agreed sum, there will be no trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union.