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Shinzo Abe angers Eurosceptic MPs by pledging ‘total support’ for Theresa May’s deal

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Friday, January 11, 2019 – 10:34am

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has told Theresa May that the “whole world” wants the UK to avoid leaving the European Union without a deal.

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Speaking after trade talks with his British counterpart at Downing Street yesterday, Abe said that Japan was in “total support” of her EU Withdrawal Agreement, which is widely expecting to be voted down by MPs next week, the BBC says.

He added: “We truly hope that a no-deal Brexit will be avoided, and in fact that is the whole wish of the whole world.”

Abe’s visit comes amid news that Honda has announced a six-day post-Brexit shutdown of its operations in the UK.

The firm is one of around 1,000 Japanese businesses with bases in the UK that together employ more than 150,000 people.

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