EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal: UK Foreign Secy

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that the European Union would be willing to renegotiate the Brexit deal.
  • Hunt is one of nearly a dozen Conservatives to replace Theresa May as party leader and UK Prime Minister.
  • Jeremy Hunt spoke with Ms Merkel last week and was convinced changing Ms May’s agreement.
  • Hunt did not specify if he was referring to the legally binding withdrawal agreement, which the EU has repeatedly insisted cannot be re-opened, or to the accompanying political declaration on future relations, which could be revisited.
  • Ms May had agreed the package with the EU last year but British lawmakers rejected it three times, forcing her to delay Brexit twice – the latest extension being to 31st October.
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