UK’s Johnson threatens to withhold $50 billion EU Brexit payment

UK’s Johnson threatens to withhold $50 billion EU Brexit payment

Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next PM, said he would withhold a previously agreed $50 billion Brexit payment until the EU gives Britain better exit terms. The payment represents outstanding British liabilities to the EU. Johnson also said border arrangements with Ireland should be settled only as part of a long-term agreement.

Ted Hill
Ted Hill 9 months

Wait. Is this... actual negotiation?

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 9 months

As an American I don't understand why the UK would have to pay anything. You want to leave? Just... leave.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 9 months

Good. Imagine Boris gets in. Better. Imagine no deal Brexit on 31/10. Better still. Then no divorce payment. Fantastic. Now imagine Boris gets in, flips Junker the up yours, crashes out immediately and sends Claude a lawsuit for €100,000,000 citing tortuous interference. Epic. *edit for typo, stupid auto concoct

Highlander 9 months

About time. We owe the EU nothing. However, I don't mind paying for free trade, but this would equate to millions, rather than billions. We were never married to the EU. Why the hell would we have to pay them a divorce bill. Screw them.

Sebasticus 9 months

Good, England does not need EU. EU needs England.

michael zubas
michael zubas 9 months

looks like Trump gave him some advice.

Chris Mason
Chris Mason 9 months

Come on Boris!

Kaleb Phillpott
Kaleb Phillpott 9 months

Ooh ah up the ra Fuck the eu.

MR G!!
MR G!! 9 months


Stephen 9 months

Wait, why does Britain owe the EU anything? They have been basically a vassal state since joining the EU. If anything, the EU owes Britain money for supporting the EU at a deficit all this time.

blah blah
blah blah 9 months

Why would they pay the EU anything?

Cary Brown
Cary Brown 9 months

Don't pay the EU anything! They need us more than we need them and their failing corrupt institution. Let them beg.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 9 months

If I was the PM I wouldn't care about formalities I'd just leave the eu without paying them a dime once in office you don't want to trade with us fine we'll trade with the US. You want to come at us go right ahead we have the most powerful army out of any eu nation. Come at me bro.

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 9 months

Why would you pay to leave something?????

Darth Quaint
Darth Quaint 9 months

well, that's one way to get positive attention from brexiteers. I Now understand sargon's positive view of you sir.

Property 9 months

Now that is how you negotiate

Michael Shields
Michael Shields 9 months


Randy Whaley
Randy Whaley 9 months

"Everyone" I know in many European countries are sick of the EURO anyway. Break up the E.U. It won't change a thing related to NATO defence, so F**k the E.U. BS. There ist currently at least 3 other European countries who also want their own Brexit type of separation from the E.U. So F**k any divorce cost, just leave und tell the others to go to hell, NOT paying you a dime.

plastic African
plastic African 9 months

Oh no those tolerant democratic fellas in the EU not going to like these words. Let's see how this plays out because it's hurting the UK and we got to just leave.

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 9 months

That payment shouldn’t be for leaving the EU, but for still gaining the trade benefits from the EU. Otherwise the EU should be bribing the UK to stay..

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