Brexit: Britain might end up receiving a payment from the EU, Boris Johnson says — Accused Europe of wanting to “bleed this country white”

Peace and Freedom

Boris Johnson accuses the EU of trying to “bleed this country white” with an expected Brexit divorce bill of up to 100bn euros.

06:36, UK, Saturday13May2017

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Brussels could be forced to pay the UK a Brexit divorce bill, rather than the other way round, Boris Johnson has said.

The Foreign Secretary accused the EU of trying to “bleed this country white” with an expected bill of as much as €100bn (£84bn) to settle liabilities on withdrawal.

He claimed the UK could “definitely” walk away without paying, and said Britain’s share of EU assets is so valuable that Brussels may end up having to hand over money.

Asked whether he agreed with former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith that Britain might end up receiving a payment, Mr Johnson told the Daily Telegraph: “I do, I think there…

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