Britain wants EU trade talks to succeed: senior minister Gove

Weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives for a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

September 14, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain wants trade negotiations with the European Union to succeed and is not walking away from talks, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Monday, as the government tabled a bill designed to break the Brexit divorce agreement.

“What this bill is not doing, is not walking away from negotiations with the European Union … We’re committed to making a success of these negotiations,” Gove told lawmakers.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Estelle Shirborn, writing by Alistair Smout)