London — British officials are ready to water down Boris Johnson’s controversial lawbreaking Brexit legislation in a move that could revive failing talks with the EU, according to people familiar with the matter.

Negotiations over the two sides’ future relationship have stalled, with the prime minister announcing on Friday that he will focus on preparations to leave the EU’s single market and customs union at the year-end without a trade deal — though he is still open to talks if the bloc changes its stance...

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