"If we cannot strike a deal, Britain is ready to leave the EU without a deal on October 31, I believe this is important. It is not perfect, but it seems adequate that we leave EU on October 31", he stated today.
However, he declined to explain how he thought Brexit would be implemented with a no-deal scenario.
The European Commission has said that the European Union is ready for Brexit without a deal and that such a variant would most likely hurt the UK, Reuters reported.
The Commission does not currently consider it necessary to take any further steps to prepare for such a scenario, EC spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said at a briefing.