Britain is “ready and willing” to reach an agreement allowing it to leave the European Union, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to break out without agreement, a senior British government source said Tuesday.
The Guardian newspaper quoted European diplomats as saying that Johnson’s main plan was to come out without an agreement and that he had no intention of renegotiating the withdrawal agreement.
“It was clear that Britain had no other plan,” the paper quoted a senior EU diplomat as saying after a meeting between David Frost, the British government’s top adviser on European affairs and EU diplomats.
“We want an agreement, but unfortunately they do not want to negotiate with us,” said the source, who asked not to be named.
“The fact that the withdrawal agreement has been rejected by a big margin in the House of Commons three times means that they have to be ready to renegotiate a deal, we are ready and willing to do so,” he said.