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UK's Johnson says will keep no-deal Brexit preparations in place

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he wanted to keep in place preparations the government has made for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

“Many of those preparations will be extremely valuable as we come out of EU arrangements anyway. So I think that they were a right thing to have done and to keep in a state of readiness,” he told reporters.

Johnson added he was confident that Britain would get a free trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020 which would eliminate the risk of a Brexit shock for the economy.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Stephen Addison

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