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UK government wants Canada-style free trade deal with EU: spokesman for PM Johnson

A British Union Jack flag flutters outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has been clear it is seeking a Canada-style free trade agreement with the European Union after Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Friday.

The spokesman was responding to a report in The Times newspaper which said Johnson is ready to accept the “off-the-shelf” trade model that was first proposed by Chief European Union negotiator Michel Barnier.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by James Davey, editing by Paul Sandle

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