LONDON (Reuters) - The two candidates vying to be Britain’s next prime minister set a high bar on Monday for success in Brexit negotiations, saying that even a significant concession from the European Union on the Irish border would be insufficient. FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Colchester, Britain July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Both frontrunner Boris Johnson and underdog Jeremy Hunt said on Monday that they would not be willing to accept the so-called Northern Irish backstop element of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, even if a time limit was set. Britain’s next leader will be announced next week, and has to persuade the EU to restart talks that other EU leaders have been adamant cannot be re-opened, or else lead Britain into the economic uncertainty of an unmanaged exit. Now it is clear the winner must also persuade Brussels to drop one of its most steadfast demands - an … [Read more...] about PM candidates set high bar for Brexit talks: no Irish backstop
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Why is the Irish backstop such a key issue in Brexit talks? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk As a business group established by the Government to examine alternatives to the Brexit backstop meets for the first time, here are some of the reasons why the contentious mechanism has proved such an obstacle. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/why-is-the-irish-backstop-such-a-key-issue-in-brexit-talks-38255751.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article38255745.ece/21196/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_1924ebd9-ea7d-47ec-91b4-4f4d67eadc46_1 Email As a business group established by the Government to examine alternatives to the Brexit backstop meets for the first time, here are some of the reasons why the contentious mechanism has proved such an obstacle. Q: What is the backstop? In simple terms, it is an insurance policy written into the Withdrawal Treaty that will ensure, come what may in future trade talks, the Irish border remains free-flowing … [Read more...] about Why is the Irish backstop such a key issue in Brexit talks?
Boris Johnson has said he would be able to persuade Brussels to resolve the Irish backstop but admitted he would need EU cooperation. In an interview with the BBC, the Conservative leadership frontrunner said he “did not believe for a moment” the UK would leave without a Brexit deal, although he was willing to do so if required. Mr Johnson said the existing deal negotiated by Theresa May was “dead” and he could agree a new deal with the EU before the October 31 deadline because their was now a “different understanding” of what is needed in the UK and Europe. "I think actually that politics has changed so much since 29 March,” he said. "I think on both sides of the Channel there's a really different understanding of what is needed." Mr Johnson said the UK would need the EU’s cooperation to avoid a hard Irish border or crippling tariffs on trade in the event of a no-deal Brexit. He said there were "abundant, abundant … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: I can persuade Brussels to resolve Irish backstop
WHO said Brexit was boring? Infuriated Brits are glued to their TV screens as our once great Westminster system of government turns into a non-stop soap opera. The BBC Parliament channel is rivalling Netflix as a record 3.5million viewers watch treacherous MPs knife each other and trash sacred election promises before their very eyes. Such ratings for an obscure channel should alarm all those MPs trying to stymie the 52 per cent who voted Out in 2016. They show voters are paying attention. Friday’s good-humoured protest by thousands of Brexit marchers in Westminster — on a working weekday — was in contrast to the otherwise souring mood among voters at large. Across the country, those who voted Leave in 2016 are taking note and, if betrayed, will seek revenge. The Black Spot planted on Tory plotter Dominic Grieve by his constituents last week is just for starters. The real blowback will come at the next election whenever it takes place — unless Britain is no … [Read more...] about Germany’s Angela Merkel could score in Brextra Time with a solution to the Irish backstop dilemma for Britain
The former UK Foreign Secretary and ardent Brexiteer, Boris Johnson, has said that the European Union (EU) will exploit the issue of the Irish backstop to "blackmail" the UK during future Brexit talks. In his weekly column in the Telegraph, Mr Johnson has said that Theresa May's Brexit deal would be "detrimental" to the UK's bargaining position and future sovereignty, arguing that Britain is on the verge of becoming an "economic colony of Brussels." As one of the key members of Vote Leave you have moral duty to ensure that May is not permitted to pervert our Leave votes into trapping us permanently in the EU with no unilateral means of exit. — RoundLike #DINO (@RoundLike) 17 March 2019 You need to oust May Boris, somehow! We must have a pro-Brexit leader willing to stand up to the EU dictators & be willing to leave with No Deal. The EU will NEVER negotiate a fair … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: EU Will Exploit Irish Backstop to ‘Blackmail’ Britain