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Demand for Brexit deal: European Union can 'go whistle', says Boris Johnson

The sum of money EU is demanding from Britain 'seem to be extortionate', he said

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The sums of money the European Union (EU) is demanding from Britain as part of its Brexit settlement "seem to be extortionate", Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. The EU puts Britain's exit bill at tens of billions of euros, partly to cover a share of future EU budget commitments made while it was a member. Asked by a lawmaker in parliament if the EU should be told to "go whistle" if it wants more money from Britain, Johnson said: "I think that the sums that I have seen ... seem to me to be extortionate and I think go whistle is an ...

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 17:21 IST