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Britain sticks to stance in EU trade talks, PM's spokesman says

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FILE PHOTO: Ministers arrive for a cabinet meeting in Downing Street, London
FILE PHOTO: Ministers arrive for a cabinet meeting in Downing Street, London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's position towards trade talks with the European Union has not changed, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday when asked whether the departure of senior adviser Dominic Cummings later this year signalled a shift.

Asked whether Cummings' departure would affect Britain's Brexit stance, the spokesman told reporters: "Absolutely not, that's simply false."

"The government's position in relation to the future trade agreement negotiations is unchanged - that we want to reach a deal but it has to be one that fully respects the sovereignty of the United Kingdom."

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by William James)