Johnson Says Divorce Talks at ‘Difficult Moment’: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson skipped a planned press conference with his Luxembourgish counterpart Xavier Bettel, which was set up close to a noisy group of anti-Brexit protesters. In his absence, Bettel called Brexit a “nightmare” and said it was up to Johnson to find a way out of the impasse.

Earlier, the U.K. prime minister met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss the divorce agreement. Johnson told the BBC a deal “will take some work,” while the EU said a breakthrough is no closer.

Key Developments:

Johnson misses news conference with Luxembourg’s Xavier BettelBoth sides put out read-outs on meeting that show no breakthroughU.K. Foreign Secretary said EU must show flexibility to get a dealPound extended losses as Bettel spokeRead more: Bettel Rips Into U.K and Calls Brexit Situation a ‘Nightmare’