GLENCOLUMBKILLE, Ireland (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday said it was Britain’s decision alone on whether it would leave the EU without a deal and said he hoped Prime Minister Boris Johnson would not take that decision.
“No deal is a British threat. The only people who can cause no deal is the United Kingdom government,” he said following the Irish government’s final cabinet meeting before the summer recess.
“I hope the new UK prime minister hasn’t chosen no deal, but that will be up to them, he said
Varadkar said he was not going to speak to prime minister Johnson over the airwaves, and he was looking forward to meeting him.
Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alison Williams