Merkel: We are ready to leave Britain from the EU whatever the outcome
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (August 21st) to discuss Britain's planned exit from the European Union, adding that Berlin was also ready for any consequences.
Johnson is seeking to persuade EU leaders to resume talks on withdrawal or endure the exit of the EU's second-largest member on October 31 without an agreement that eases economic shock.
"We are ready for any result, and we can say that, even if it is done without an agreement," Merkel said at a meeting at the chancellery.
"I think coming up with an agreement is always the best," she said. "If that is not possible, we will be ready for the alternative as well."