European official: Britain’s exit without an agreement would be a “tragedy”

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Britain’s exit from the European Union without a deal would be a “tragedy” for the bloc and Britain, but the bloc would abide by the withdrawal agreement with London, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Britain announced the victory of Boris Johnson as prime minister.

Johnson has often expressed his intention to either renegotiate the withdrawal agreement or come out without an agreement by October 31.

“Britain’s exit without an agreement, going out without arrangement, would be a tragedy, to all parties, not just the UK,” Timmermans told a news conference.

“The United Kingdom has reached an agreement with the European Union, and the EU will abide by this agreement,” he said.

“We will hear what the new prime minister will say when he comes to Brussels. This is the best deal possible.”

The EU is preparing to leave Britain without agreement or delay the date of departure again if Johnson fulfilled his promises after taking office.

Timmermans said the EU was adamant about the British exit, adding Johnson’s personality or his odd style made no difference.


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