brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson today warned his Cabinet there is still ‘a significant amount of work to be done’ to thrash out a Brexit deal, saying the UK must be ready to leave at Halloween with no agreement The Prime Minister told his senior team there was a ‘good way forward’ as he updated them on progress in a conference call. He said the package being sktetched out could ‘secure all our interests’, get rid of the hated Irish border backstop, and honour the Good Friday Agreement. But Mr Johnson cautioned there was no guarantee of success, and the government had to keep preparing to leave by his ‘do or die’ October 31 deadline. The guarded optimism came as a backlash from Tory hardliners and the DUP threatened to derail his fledgling deal. A moment of truth is looming within the next 48 hours, after negotiations were dramatically brought back from the dead. The sides are now in intensive negotiations on a new ‘best of both worlds’ blueprint thought to involve Northern Ireland technically staying in the UK’s customs union – but Britain collecting tariffs on the EU’s behalf. It should become clear by Tuesday whether an agreement… Read full this story
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