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UK's Johnson baulks at Brexit cost as leadership race hots up

Reuters Sunday, 9 June 2019
Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, said on Sunday he would withhold an already agreed 39-billion-pound ($49.6 billion) Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better withdrawal terms.
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News video: Boris Johnson would freeze $50 mln Brexit debt to EU

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Boris Johnson says that he'd threaten to withhold nearly $50 million in outstanding liabilities owed by the United Kingdom to the European Union, if he replaces Theresa May as the next British prime minister. The hardliner wants to use the debt as leverage to renegotiate Brexit terms. Matthew...

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