‘We will prepare to embrace the alternative’: Boris Johnson calls off Friday Brexit negotiations

After criticizing the European Union’s trading terms during this week’s Brexit negotiations, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people in the United Kingdom on Friday to “prepare to embrace the alternative” — a no-deal exit from the EU.

“At the outset, we were totally clear that we wanted nothing more complicated than a Canada-style relationship based on friendship and free trade,” Johnson said in a televised speech. “To judge by the latest EU summit in Brussels, that won’t work for our EU partners.”

“We have only 10 weeks until the end of the transition period on Jan. 1,” Johnson said Friday. “Given that they have refused
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