Johnson tells EU to ditch Irish backstop or there will be no-deal Brexit
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  • 16:17 27 July 2019

Johnson tells EU to ditch Irish backstop or there will be no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned the European Union on Saturday that the Irish backstop, which he said was undemocratic, needed to be ditched if they were to strike a Brexit divorce deal, ONA reports citing Reuters.

Johnson, since taking office on Wednesday, has repeatedly warned that if the EU continues to refuse to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement agreed by his predecessor, Theresa May, then he will take Britain out on Oct. 31 without a deal.

His biggest demand is that the most hotly contested element of the Brexit divorce agreement - the Irish border backstop - be struck out of the Withdrawal Agreement, a demand that has angered Ireland and perturbed other EU capitals: “If we get rid of the backstop, whole and entire, then we are making a lot of progress,” Johnson said

Ilkin Jalilov

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