Britain sticks to stance in EU trade talks, PM's spokesman says

Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s position towards trade talks with the European Union has not changed, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday when asked whether the departure of senior adviser Dominic Cummings later this year signalled a shift.

Asked whether Cummings’ departure would affect Britain’s Brexit stance, the spokesman told reporters: “Absolutely not, that’s simply false.”

“The government’s position in relation to the future trade agreement negotiations is unchanged - that we want to reach a deal but it has to be one that fully respects the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by William James