Published: Wed, October 09, 2019

Brexit ball is in your court now — Johnson tells EU

Brexit ball is in your court now — Johnson tells EU

The source added that those who hoped that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would help London were "deluded".

The PM also hosted European Parliament president David Sassoli in Downing Street on Tuesday, but the MEP left saying "no progress" had been made.

According to the BBC, Downing Street believes talks between the two sides are now "close to breaking down". We desire a deal.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his new Brexit plan is doomed to fail unless he budges on the Irish border issue.

But he told reporters the pair had a "frank exchange" - diplomatic speak for a disagreement.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he found it "hard to disagree" with Tusk, stressing that Dublin would "not strike a deal at any cost".

He said Johnson had restated his wish of finding an agreement during a 40-minute phone call with his Irish counterpart Leo Varadakar.

If the European Union agree to that date, the Prime Minister is expected to agree and we don't leave without a deal at the end of October.

On Wednesday, Barnier is to brief the European Commission and officials have said the talks must lead to a legal text by Friday if they are to be considered at the October 17-18 summit.

European Union leaders beget demanded extra "realism" from Britain in accordance with a Brexit thought proposed by Johnson.


Cherry said: "We have forced the Tory government to concede that the prime minister will comply with the law, and promise to send a letter requesting a Brexit extension and not frustrate the objective of the Benn Act". A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies published on Tuesday said leaving without a deal could double Britain's budget deficit to around 100 billion pounds ($123 billion).

The pound fell 0.5% to a one-week low of $1.2226, and weakened more than 0.7% against the euro, touching a low of 89.93 pence - its weakest level since September 9, .

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to mental health professionals during his visit to Watford General Hospital, in Watford, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

The text also suggests that the government will make it clear that any further extension will not be the government's policy and that Prime Minister Johnson will fight a potential election arguing for a no-deal Brexit.

Both heard that the latest British plans to impose alternative customs arrangements on Northern Ireland, to be reviewed every four years by the provincial assembly, are unlikely to convince.

Brexiteers fear it could leave the United Kingdom trapped in the EU's customs union - limiting the capacity for new independent trade deals - as well as following EU rules but with no influence over them.

That agreement effectively created an invisible border between north and south, satisfying republicans who want a united Ireland and unionists who want to keep the status quo.

Keeping the border open and free-flowing has become a key sticking point in the Brexit talks.

The PM's office acknowledged that "if this represents a brand contemporary established role, then it formulation a deal is really very maybe not not correct now but ever".

But legislation passed by opposition MPs last month compels him to seek a delay to Brexit if he hasn't secured a deal - or MPs have explicitly approved a no-deal exit - by 19 October.

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