UK PM says he has ‘every hope’ of avoiding no-deal with EU

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he had full confidence that Britain and the EU will avoid a potentially disastrous cliff-edge “no deal” at the end of this year.But he refused to back down on controversial new legislation that he openly admits will break international law and which has put his government at loggerheads with Brussels.The proposed law, which overrides parts of the Brexit treaty relating to trade in Northern Ireland, could torpedo already fraught trade talks with the European Union.The prospect of a “no deal” is looming larger with the talks deadlocked, and…

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