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Scotland's Sturgeon thinks UK PM Johnson is pursuing a no-deal Brexit

EDINBURGH: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was purs

29 Jul 2019

EDINBURGH: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Johnson in Edinburgh, Sturgeon said there was no clarity on how he planned to reach a new exit deal when the European Union has repeatedly said it will not renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement it reached with his predecessor Theresa May.

"That makes me think that whatever Boris Johnson might be saying publicly about his preference being to strike a deal, in reality he is really pursuing a no-deal Brexit because that is the logic of the hardline position that he has taken," she said.

"I think that is extremely dangerous for Scotland, indeed for the whole of the UK."

Copyright Reuters, 2019