Boris fires back after Ms Merkel warns U.K. will have to live with the fall out of brexit. Boris returns saying that Britain will leave the EU on Australia terms if needed. Boris reiterates Britains stance by saying U.K. would be willing to leave the EU with or without a trade deal.
A spokeswoman for number 10 said: “On the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the Prime Minister welcomed the agreement on both sides to an intensified process of negotiations in July.
“He said the UK would negotiate constructively but equally would be ready to leave the transition period on Australia terms if an agreement could not be reached.”
As Germany takes over the European Union rotating Presidency Ms Merkel said: “With Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the British Government wants to define for itself what relationship it will have with us after the country leaves.
“It will then have to live with the consequences, of course, that is to say with a less closely interconnected economy.
“If Britain does not want to have rules on the environment and the labour market or social standards that compare with those of the EU, our relations will be less close.”
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Ahead of talk to continue negotiations which are scheduled to commence this Monday the 29th of June. David Frost Chief UK negotiator said: “The next round of talks with the EU begins on Monday 29 June.
“This is the start of the intensified process.”
“For the first time since March we will meet face to face, in Brussels.
“We look forward to welcoming the EU team to London the week after.
“These meetings will be smaller and focused on seeing whether we can begin to make genuine and rapid progress towards an agreement.”