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U.K.’s Johnson Disappointed by Brexit Progress as Talks Continue

  • Premier will delay a decision until summit of EU leaders ends
  • If prime minister gives green light, next two weeks crucial
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Boris Johnson told European Union leaders he is disappointed by the slow progress of Brexit trade talks, saying he will decide after a key summit this week whether it is worth continuing to work for a deal.

The prime minister held a call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday evening to discuss the state of play, according to a statement from 10 Downing Street. Johnson had previously indicated he would walk away from the negotiations by Oct. 15 if there was no clear agreement in sight by then.