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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:00 PM

EU expected to reject outright Johnson and Hunt's backstop plan

Source: The Guardian

Next PM will be told in ‘no uncertain terms’ that axing backstop amounts to no deal

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/jul/16/tory-leadership-latest-news-johnson-will-bring-down-government-if-he-goes-for-no-deal-brexit-says-top-tory-live-news

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit plan to axe the Irish border backstop from the withdrawal agreement will be rejected outright by the European Union, EU sources have said.

Informed sources say it is doomed to failure and if the next prime minister goes to Brussels with such a proposal, he will be told in “no uncertain terms” that it amounts to a declaration of no deal.

Brussels had already rebuffed such a plan when the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay, who is part of Johnson’s campaign, met the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, last week.

In what was seen as “spinning for a Boris plan”, Barclay told Barnier five times during the meeting that the backstop was dead. Sources say he told Barnier they wanted a series of mini-deals and alternative arrangements for the Irish border.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/16/eu-reject-outright-boris-johnson-jeremy-hunt-backstop

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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:28 PM

1. EU to UK - you want out? ok, you're out. have a nice day nt

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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:30 PM

2. Yepper spot on.............................don't let the door hit you in the you know what, and

don't come begging for things like medicine and food and work...........................this is just amazing.................

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