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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 03:43 PM

Macron gives Johnson until end of week to overhaul Brexit plan

Source: The Guardian

Macron gives Johnson until end of week to overhaul Brexit plan

French president’s insistence that UK should give way raises chances of talks imploding

Daniel Boffey and Andrew Sparrow
Sun 6 Oct 2019 19.12 BST
First published on Sun 6 Oct 2019 17.44 BST

The French president has given Boris Johnson until the end of the week to fundamentally revise his Brexit plan, in a move that increases the chances of the negotiations imploding within days.

The UK proposals tabled last week are not regarded in Brussels as being a basis for a deal and Emmanuel Macron emphasised it was up to the UK to think again before an upcoming EU summit.

After declining to meet with the prime minister in person, Macron further insisted during a phone call on Sunday that the talks would only be advanced through Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator.

“Boris Johnson presented his latest proposals,” an official at the Élysée Palace said of the conversation. “The president told him that the negotiations should continue swiftly with Michel Barnier’s team in coming days, in order to evaluate at the end of the week whether a deal is possible that respects European Union principles.”


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/06/macron-gives-boris-johnson-end-week-overhaul-brexit-plan

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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 03:48 PM

1. The game for Boris and his Russian handlers

is to FORCE a no-deal Brexit... a move that will weaken the EU and impoverish the UK

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