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The German Conservative Party lawmaker and ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Norbert Roettgen, said late-Thursday, the European Union (EU) should not cave into Brexit renegotiations  pressure, especially after the UK PM Johnson’s controversial move to prorogue the parliament on Wednesday.

Key Quotes (via Reuters):

“If the rationale was to scare the EU into renegotiation by removing parliament as the final obstacle to no-deal Brexit, the UK government has been gravely misled.”  

“The executive denying parliament its democratic say at this decisive moment, cannot be rewarded by the EU.”

The pound is likely to remain pressured amid growing Brexit uncertainties in the coming weeks, as GBP/USD trades marginally lower near 1.2180 levels in the mid-Asian trades.