UK PM Johnson warns no Brexit breakthrough in New York
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned that there would be no Brexit breakthrough at talks with European leaders in New York as gaps remained though also saying significant progress had been made towards striking a deal.
Hopes of a breakthrough were stoked last week when Johnson said a deal on Britain’s departure from the EU was emerging and European Commission President Juncker said an agreement was possible.
Johnson, who vowed to deliver Brexit on October 31st with or without a deal, will meet EU leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“I would caution you all not to think that this is going to be the moment,” Johnson told reports on the plane to New York. “I do not wish to elevate excessively the belief that there will be a New York breakthrough.”