The Mercury

UK will have to cough up over Brexit


BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) expects Britain to honour all its financial obligation­s made during its membership of the bloc even after a no-deal Brexit, a spokespers­on for the executive European Commission said yesterday.

This follows British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying that if Britain leaves without a deal, it will no longer legally owe the £39 billion (R725bn) divorce bill.

“All commitment­s that were taken by the 28 member states should be honoured. “This is also and especially true in a no-deal scenario,” commission spokespers­on Mina Andreeva said. |

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