CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP UK’s Johnson says impact of no-deal Brexit would be very, very small


Boris Johnson, the favourite to become Britain’s next prime minister, said on Monday during a visit to a garden centre in southern England was the impact of leaving the European Union without a deal would be “very, very small”, and added that he had a very carefully costed programme of spending plans.

The former foreign minister repeated his message that he did not think Britain would leave the European Union without agreement, but that there were many ways to mitigate the effect of a no-deal Brexit and its impact would be “very, very small”.

Both Hunt and Johnson have said that in order to bring Brussels back to the negotiating table, the EU must believe Britain is prepared to leave the bloc without a trade deal, a prospect that would also hurt European economies.