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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Brexit fishing map: The vast body of UK waters at risk from EU fishing - even after Brexit



THE CONSERVATIVE Party committed in its 2017 manifesto to leaving the Common Fisheries Policy after Brexit, saying the UK “will be fully responsible for the access and management of its waters”. But there are widespread doubts about whether this is actually possible.

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O’Brien’s Book Reduced to 99p

O’Brien’s Book Reduced to 99p

King of smug, James O’Brien, had clearly overestimated the number of people in the country wanting to be lectured to by the personification of ‘FBPE’, as his book ‘How to be Right’ was reduced to a meagre 99 pence by Amazon. Must have been an ego blow…

The book, which was published three months ago, is described as providing an “hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions”. Despite the target audience being well heeled Remainers, Amazon looks like it felt the need to slash prices to shift it…

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EU Reveals It Does Not Care About the Good Friday Agreement

Scandal ridden former senior German MEP Elmar Brok let the mask slip last night on Newsnight, revealing that despite the UK and Ireland saying they would not construct a hard border in the event of No Deal, the EU would insist on it. Whether they would be able to withstand member state pressure on that matter is another question…

Boris is off to Germany today to meet with Merkel. It’s clear that if the EU wants to avoid putting itself in the position of enforcing a border between two countries that do not want one, they should listen carefully to his new deal proposals

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Brexit LIVE: Boris to warn Merkel today – cave in on backstop demands or face RECESSION



BORIS JOHNSON will warn Angela Merkel that rebels in the UK Parliament won't be able to halt a no deal exit from the EU if a resolution cannot be reached on the Irish backstop.

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Donald Trump backs Boris Johnson to get a new Brexit deal as he heads to Berlin for crunch talks with Angela Merkel

DONALD Trump has thrown his weight behind Boris Johnson to get a new Brexit deal with Brussels – as the PM heads to Berlin for crunch talks with Angela Merkel.

The President insisted hours before the trip that Boris was the “right person in charge” and was “going to do a fantastic job”.

Donald Trump said the EU were driving a hard bargain
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Speaking last night in the Oval Office he said in a swipe at ex-PM Theresa May: “I think that the UK has the right man in charge now – the right person in charge, in the form of Boris.

“I think he’s going to be a great prime minister.

“I think he’s going to do a fantastic job.

“A lot of people know that we have a very good relationship. I think he’ll be far superior, I think… he’s going to be very important for the UK.”

He said the EU were “driving a hard bargain” and “dealing with the EU is very difficult”.

The pair spoke for the fourth time since Boris was elected, on the phone on Monday evening where they discussed Brexit, a future trade deal and other matters.

The President’s supportive comments come as Boris is about to fly to Germany to urge the EU to chuck out the hated backstop and finally seal a deal.

Last night he vowed to tackle the negotiations with a lot of “oomph” and insisted he would be able to persuade the bloc to ditch it.

“We can’t have this backstop. I am going to make the point that the backstop is going to come out.”

He’s expected to tell the Germany Chancellor that rebel MPs won’t be able to stop a No Deal Brexit in Parliament when MPs come back next month.

Boris thinks that the EU are holding off on giving us anything until they wait and see if Remainers are successful in stopping us leaving without a deal.

But while Angela Merkel said last night that “practical solutions” can still be found, it’s expected that she will rebuff his demands to ditch the backstop altogether.

Former UK ambassador to Germany, Thomas Matussek, said this morning that Boris was in for a “nasty surprise” if he was expecting a last-minute change of heart.

He told Radio 4: “She is absolutely not going to give way on [the backstop] because can’t. That is a core of the EU, that is the four freedoms.”

And he said that the bloc valued its own stability ahead of anything else – even if that meant damaging its own economy.

John Redwood MP said the EU’s refusal to re-open the deal meant that they were “backing our exit without it”.

He said: “The PM should talk to them about free trade talks once we leave.

“If they agree, that could mean no new tariffs and barrier after October 31 exit whilst we discuss an FTA.”

The President said Boris was the right man for the job
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Boris is flying to Germany to meet Angela Merkel tomorrow
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Brussels now appears to be putting Britain on track for a No Deal Brexit after slamming Boris’ request as “unrealistic” and his claims as “misleading”.

Yesterday EU boss Donald Tusk launched a furious attack on Boris, accusing him of misleading the public over his comments about the Northern Irish border.

The European Commission boss tweeted: “The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative is found.

“Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives in fact support reestablishing a border. Even if they do not admit it.”

And Guy Verhofstadt added: “I don’t see any majority in the @Europarl_EN to remove the backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement.

“It is a vital insurance policy, negotiated in good faith & supported by the people of the Island of Ireland. The time for bluster & political blame games is fast running out.”

Boris Johnson is insistent that the backstop has to go
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Nigel Farage warns general election pact with the Conservative Party has 'hit the buffers'

Nigel Farage warns general election pact with the Conservative Party has 'hit the buffers'
Nigel Farage has warned a potential electoral pact with the Conservative Party has 'hit the buffers' as he accused Boris Johnson of plotting BRINO: Brexit In Name Only.

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Angela Merkel's allies warn Boris Johnson deleting the backstop is 'completely impossible'

Angela Merkel's allies warn Boris Johnson deleting the backstop is 'completely impossible'
Leading allies of Angela Merkel have warned Boris Johnson deleting the backstop from the Brexit deal is 'completely impossible' as the PM flies into Berlin for crunch talks.

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Brexit backstop explained: A really simple guide to this complicated topic



BREXIT is fast approaching its third deadline on October 31, and the Prime Minister has laid out his terms for leaving with a deal to the EU: Ditch the backstop. But what is the backstop, this seemingly insurmountable Brexit barrier? Read on for a simple guide to this complicated topic.

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Kate Hoey demands Boris ‘not waste more time in talks with EU’ after Brexit deal snub



BREXITEER Kate Hoey has condemned the European Union for failing to break the Brexit impasse and has demanded Boris Johnson refuse further talks with Brussels unless the “entire” withdrawal agreement is re-opened.

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Kate Hoey demands Boris ‘not to waste more time in talks with EU’ after Brexit deal snub



BREXITEER Kate Hoey has condemned the European Union for failing to break the Brexit impasse and has demanded Boris Johnson refuse further talks with Brussels unless the “entire” withdrawal agreement is re-opened.

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Jeremy Corbyn betrays voters as he declares he would back Remain over No Deal in a second referendum

JEREMY Corbyn declared for the first time today he would back Remain in a second referendum if No Deal Brexit was the alternative.

He called on Boris Johnson to ditch the October 31 deadline and demand another extension from Brussels.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has categorically vowed to campaign to stay in the EU
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has categorically vowed to campaign to stay in the EU[/caption]

The Labour leader delighted his Europhile MPs by categorically vowing to campaign to stay in the EU.

Mr Corbyn said: “What we said is, if it is No Deal or Remain, we will campaign for Remain.” But he was blasted by his own MPs for betraying Labour Leavers.

MP for Bassetlaw John Mann said Mr Corbyn’s vow exposed how disconnected his clique of North London allies is from the party heartlands.

He told The Sun: “The Labour party seems to be moving away from the northern working class. Having promised to deliver on the referendum, every day now we see a move in the opposite direction as is the politics of Islington.

“This is an Islington-run Labour party, it’s their values, it’s their principles and most importantly it’s their priorities and those priorities don’t accord with areas like mine.”

LABOUR SPLIT DEEPENS

It came just hours after Mr Corbyn’s ally, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott piled pressure on him to go further and pledge to back Remain whatever the circumstances.

She told the BBC: “Jeremy wants to have the widest consultation. He can’t stay to the side on an issue like this — what he can do is bring the two sides together.

“The party and the Shadow Cabinet will have to debate this and arrive at a position — whatever the position is Jeremy will follow what the party says.” She became the third Shadow Cabinet minister to declare she would campaign for Remain even if there was a renegotiated Brexit deal.

It deepens Labour’s splits after Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry backed Remain whatever the circumstances.

Ms Abbott also refused to say if Labour would bring an end to freedom of movement for EU citizens after Brexit.

Mr Corbyn claimed the Government’s policy to restrict free movement could become a scandal like “Windrush on steroids”.

He said Home Secretary Priti Patel had adopted a “ludicrous position”.

Jezza said: “Does that mean that if an EU national living in this country, possibly as a doctor, a nurse, a trauma surgeon, all kinds of things, goes home to see their family in Germany or Czech Republic or wherever else, they are not allowed back into this country?”

Mr Corbyn has called on Boris Johnson to ditch the October 31 Brexit deadline
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Mr Corbyn has called on Boris Johnson to ditch the October 31 Brexit deadline[/caption]

MP for Bassetlaw John Mann has said Mr Corbyn and his North London clique are disconnected from the party heartlands
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MP for Bassetlaw John Mann has said Mr Corbyn and his North London clique are disconnected from the party heartlands[/caption]

Diane Abbott has piled pressure on Mr Corbyn to pledge to back Remain whatever the circumstances
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Diane Abbott has piled pressure on Mr Corbyn to go further and pledge to back Remain whatever the circumstances[/caption]



 

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Brexit betrayal: Nigel Farage superbly savages PM Boris Johnson for EU exit 'stitch-up'



NIGEL FARAGE made a stunning attack on Boris Johnson after accusing him of a “Brexit stitch-up” after the Prime Minister continued discussions on how to create a backstop deal.

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Us Brits aren’t negotiating with the EU over Brexit, we’re talking to a brick wall

EU’s brick wall

THE EU’s immediate rejection of Britain’s border compromise was as inevitable as it was depressing.

As soon as the ink was dry, the predictable response: non, nein, no.

The EU has shut the door on us, leaving few options for the autumn
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We’re not negotiating — we’re talking to a brick wall.

Since the 2016 referendum many across the Continent have assumed that the EU’s leaders would come to their senses and put pragmatism ahead of their devotion to the European project.

They were wrong.

The EU simply hasn’t tried to negotiate in good faith, even though a mutually acceptable deal would be in the economic interest of both sides.

They refuse to budge on the backstop — designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland — even though it’s so toxic that it may lead to Ireland having to build that very border.

And despite the fact that Parliament has made it clear it won’t accept the bad deal we’ve been offered, their only response is to demand Boris tries again.

We’ve come to accept that leaving without a deal seems the likeliest path.

So the Cabinet needs to redouble its efforts to prepare us for October 31st.

A clean break will be bumpy. The EU has tied us in so much red tape over the past few decades that untangling it won’t be an overnight job.

But Britain has survived far worse.

You’re wrong, Elt

The royals have been criticised for flying privately while saying they’re passionate about fighting climate change
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ELTON John’s “defence” of Harry and Meghan’s private jet jollies completely misses the point.

It’s not about privacy. It’s about how the great and good lecture us on the evils of flying — and then do exactly the opposite of what they preach.

The rock star says he paid the Royal couple’s climate offset charge. That’s easy enough if you’re a multi-millionaire. Most of us can’t afford to do that.

The rise of low-cost flying has been one of the great democratising forces of the past 20 years.

The environmental impact has been more than offset by the benefits it brings millions of people, from students being able to study abroad to foreign workers being able to see their families.

Travel isn’t just for the elite anymore.

Spare us the lectures, Elton.

Home delivery

BRITAIN needs millions more homes, and we need to be imaginative about where to find them.

The use of empty office blocks and shipping containers — highlighted in a new report — makes sense, then. But we have allowed them to be taken over by slumlords and regulations around their safety are clearly not up to scratch.

A home-owning democracy is at the heart of a successful Tory government.

Something for the new one to remember.



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Corbyn lambasted on ’ruined Brexit negotiating position’ – ‘Swung wrecking ball himself'



JEREMY CORBYN has been blasted for ruining Britain’s negotiating hand with the European Union following his plot to block a no deal Brexit, Tory MEP Daniel Hannan has said.

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Boris Johnson warns EU that Brexit rebels CAN’T stop No Deal and insists Brussels WILL drop hated backstop

REBEL MPs can’t stop a No Deal Brexit so Brussels needs to drop the Irish backstop for agreement to be reached, Boris Johnson will tell Angela Merkel.

The Prime Minister said a major stumbling block to progress on a deal is that the EU still think that Brexit can be stopped by Remainer MPs in Parliament.

Boris insisted that the hated backstop IS going to get removed
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The Prime Minister is due to meet the German Chancellor for dinner in Berlin at which he will spell out his position on a No Deal Brexit.

Boris explained that when it comes to blocking No Deal, Parliament “can’t get it through” as it is and insisted that “I will be making some progress in the course of the next few weeks”.

“As long as they still think there’s a possibility that Brexit will blocked, they are unlikely to be minded to make the concessions that we need. It is going to take a bit of patience.”

He hit back at Brussels after EU bosses today blasted his plans to scrap the hated Northern Irish backstop and replace it with something else.

Speaking in a pooled clip he said: “We can’t have this backstop. I am going to make the point that the backstop is going to come out.”

And he insisted that he would NOT be putting any checks in place at the Northern Irish border if we had to leave with No Deal – hitting back at EU boss Donald Tusk who insisted he was deceiving the public.

BACKSTOP DEMAND

He said he would be looking at all the different ways that Britain can maintain a smooth border with Northern Ireland – including checks away from the border, electronic pre-clearing, and trusted trader schemes.

Brussels now appears to be putting Britain on track for a No Deal Brexit after slamming it as “unrealistic” and his claims as “misleading”.

Mr Tusk said his stance would lead to a hard border in Northern Ireland – something that Boris has always denied he wants to see.

The European Commission boss tweeted: “The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative is found.

“Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives in fact support reestablishing a border. Even if they do not admit it.”

And Guy Verhofstadt added: “I don’t see any majority in the @Europarl_EN to remove the backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement.

“It is a vital insurance policy, negotiated in good faith & supported by the people of the Island of Ireland. The time for bluster & political blame games is fast running out.”

A Commission spokesperson said: “The letter doesn’t provide a legal, operational solution to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.

‘PRACTICAL SOLUTION’

“It does not set out what any alternative arrangements could be.

“In fact, it recognises that there is no guarantee that such arrangements will be in place by the end of the transition period.

“We stand ready to work constructively within our mandate.”

But Angela Merkel was more diplomatic – hinting that “practical solutions can be found” if both sides work together.

However, that won’t involve re-opening the Brexit deal, she insisted.

The moment we have a practical arrangement with which we can uphold the Good Friday Agreement and still define the limits of the domestic market, we won’t need the backstop anymore

Angela Merkel

“The moment we have a practical arrangement with which we can uphold the Good Friday Agreement and still define the limits of the domestic market, we won’t need the backstop anymore,” Mrs Merkel said.

“That means, of course we will think about practical solutions. If you want to find these solutions in the future, you can also find them in the short term. The EU is ready for that. But for that we don’t need to reopen the exit agreement. That is a question of the future relationship.”

Boris said he wanted the backstop to be replaced with a commitment to alternative arrangements at the border – and was willing to discuss safety net options for if that wasn’t ready in time.

The PM fired the first shot ahead of talks with Germany’s Angela Merkel tomorrow in Berlin, and Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for the first time.

And he will meet EU leaders at the G7 in France at the weekend.

A letter sent from the European Commission to the Council today said the backstop was “necessary” and that the EU “regrets” that there’s no “concrete proposals” from Boris.

They claimed his letter to Mr Tusk was “inaccurate” and “misleading” too.

GOOD FAITH TALKS

But a Downing Street spokesperson said this afternoon that the PM has been clear “we will never place infrastructure, checks or controls at the border”.

No10 said it was Brussels who was at fault and stubbornly not negotiating in good faith.

They added: “But it is clear that unless the Withdrawal Agreement is reopened and the backstop abolished there is no prospect of a deal. It has already been rejected three times by MPs and is simply unviable as a solution, as the PM’s letter makes clear.

“We are ready to negotiate, in good faith, an alternative to the backstop, with provisions to ensure that the Irish border issues are dealt with where they should always have been: in the negotiations on the future agreement between the UK and the EU.”

Commons leader Jacob Rees Mogg said this evening that he thought Boris’ offer was very “sensible and positive”.

He said as he came out of No10: “I’ve always thought these problems can be solved with good will.
“Lots of work has been done looking at borders and so on – the ERG produced papers on this in the past
“I think it’s very good news and very positive.”

Donald Tusk was snapped relaxing in a garden hammock yesterday
Donald Tusk
Boris is flying to Germany to meet Angela Merkel tomorrow
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No Deal scare-mongering documents are 'out of date' and 'worst case scenario', Tory chairman

SCARE-MONGERING No Deal documents which warned of food shortages and chaos are out of date and only the “worst case scenario”, the Tory Party Chairman insisted today.

James Cleverly said the internal documents were only made to force the Government to “avoid and mitigate” those situations.

It wasn’t a prediction of what’s goinmg to happen if we leave the EU without an agreement in place.

He told the BBC: “Its not a prediction, not a future estimate of reality.

“It’s scenarios which are to be mitigated and avoided.

“We’ve ramped up No Deal planning to make sure we avoid the worst case scenarios.

“It’s out of date.”

Boris spoke for an hour on the phone with Irish President Leo Varadkar last night about how to tackle the tricky issue of the Irish border – but both sides continued to disagree.

But Donald Tusk appeared to be relaxing and enjoying himself yesterday, posting a snap of himself in a garden hammock with his dog and a pushchair, reading a book.

The caption read: “Nanny competition settled.”

Mr Tusk has long been a huge critic of Brexit, and said there was a “special place in hell” for those who wanted us to leave the EU without a plan.

EU leaders have repeatedly said the Brexit deal can’t be re-opened, and have refused to engage in discussions on changing the hated backstop.

One French official branded Boris’ letter a “joke”.

They told Politico: “Replacing the backstop with something that isn’t defined gets rid of the guarantee the backstop was meant to provide. No checks, it’s a joke, it means that the UK would accept that products that don’t respect its rules enter its market without control? How long will that hold?”

One EU diplomat said it looked like Boris was the one who wanted a No Deal, saying: “It’s clear from the letter that renegotiation is the last thing the British government wants.”

Another source told The Times: “In three years the UK has not even offered so much as a shimmer of a solution on how to avoid a border on the island of Ireland.

“This letter is no different. Three years on but no further.”

And another senior EU source told The Guardian that the letter “is a total moving of the goal posts on an issue of great importance and sensitivity that affects the lives of people on the island of Ireland”.

If Brussels doesn’t make concessions, Boris has insisted Britain will leave without an agreement on October 31.

Tory Party Chairman James Cleverly said today the EU needed to show flexibility on the backstop, the main “sticking point”.

“The decision as to whether we leave with or without a deal is largely now in the hands of European Union negotiators,” he told Sky.

“We will be leaving on the 31st of October come what may, and I think the recognition of that will help the EU negotiators understand what they need to do.”

And he told the BBC: “The negotiations only work if people are willing to move and be adaptable.

“The UK has been willing to move and be adaptable… what the Prime Minister is asking the EU to do, is look at reality.”

Boris said yesterday he was “confident” the EU would move.

Boris talked for an hour with the Irish PM about the tricky issue of the border
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The PM vote to the EU last night
He said the backstop had to go if there was going to be a deal

Boris will pull out UK officials from EU meetings in 2 weeks

UK officials will stop attending most EU meetings in less than two weeks so they can focus on Brexit, the Government has confirmed.

British staff around the world will be “unshackled” so they can spend their time more productively.

They will only go to EU meetings where the UK has a significant interest – like security briefings.

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said today: “From now on we will only go to the meetings that really matter, reducing attendance by over half and saving hundreds of hours.

“This will free up time for Ministers and their officials to get on with preparing for our departure on October 31 and seizing the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Boris tweeted today: “We are ready to work with our friends and partners to deal a deal.

“But if you want a good deal for the UK, you must simultaneously get ready to come out without one.”


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Corbyn failure: Why Corbyn’s general election plan will not stop no deal Brexit



JEREMY CORBYN’S hopes of calling an early general election to stop a no deal Brexit will cause “irreparable damage”, an MEP has claimed.

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EU chief Donald Tusk shares mocking hammock snap as he blasts BoJo’s Brexit deal

EU chief Donald Tusk relaxed on a hammock with his dog and a book as he threw out Boris Johnson’s opening bid to break the Brexit deal deadlock.

Mr Tusk shared the mocking snap on Instagram as he and BoJo exchanged bitter blows.

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EU chief Donald Tusk took to Instagram to share this snap of himself relaxing on a hammock beside his dog[/caption]

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The mocking snaps comes after Boris Johnson wrote to Mr Tusk demanding the Irish backstop be scrapped[/caption]

In a withering response to the PM’s letter to him on Monday night, the European Council president dismissed his demand to scrap the Irish backstop yesterday.

He even accused Mr Johnson of being dishonest, tweeting: “The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of ­Ireland unless and until an alternative is found.

“Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives in fact support re-establishing a border. Even if they do not admit it.”

No10 hit back to suggest it was Brussels that was now the block on any agreement, saying: “We are ready to negotiate, in good faith.”

German leader Angela Merkel also rebuffed the PM’s plea ahead of their first meeting in Berlin today but more diplomatically.

‘PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS’

She said: “Of course we will think about practical solutions. If you want to find these solutions in the future, you can also find them in the short term.

The EU is ready for that. But for that we don’t need to reopen the exit agreement.”

The EU Commission also took a swipe at Boris by saying it was not “the time to enter into blame games” after his claim the EU would be responsible for No Deal.

But the PM remained defiant last night and insisted: “We can’t have this backstop.”

‘WE WILL GET THERE’

He also dismissed Mr Tusk’s barbs and insisted EU leaders will soon come round to his way of thinking, despite just 71 days to go until the October 31 deadline.

Boris added: “I saw what Donald Tusk had to say and it wasn’t redolent of a sense of optimism. But I think actually we will get there.”

The PM warned he will have to see off a Commons bid next month to delay exit day before the EU gives way.

He added: “As long as they think that there is a possibility that Parliament will block Brexit, they are unlikely to be minded to make the concessions that we need.”

But an EU diplomat said last night: “Johnson says he doesn’t want a hard border but nowhere even remotely offers a glimpse of how he wishes to solve this problem.”



 

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