Britain has been warned by the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, it could face a Brexit "divorce bill" of £54 billion (US$70 billion). Mr. Bettel also criticized British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for inflammatory remarks he made recently.
Earlier in July, Mr. Johnson said European Union officials could "go whistle" if they expect Britain to pay a substantial sum of money as the bill for the Brexit "divorce."
But Mr. Bettel said Mr. Johnson was just "bragging" to a British audience.
"It is not possible to have your cake and eat it too — Boris Johnson knows that," he said.
"Concerning the exit bill, it is important to underline that the British Government took this commitment in the past and needs to honor it. It is not a penalty. The sum ranges between £36bn (US$47 billion) and £54bn (US$70 billion)," he added.
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