EU diplomats ‘not optimistic’ PM can find workable solution to Irish border impasseEU officials are ready to look at “realistic” proposals from Boris Johnson on the Irish backstop – the main obstacle to a Brexit deal – but are pessimistic about his government’s chances of coming up with workable ideas.Downing Street’s optimism over an apparent shift in the EU’s willingness to negotiate could be scuppered by a new Irish push to reinforce the importance of the insurance policy against a hard border on the island of Ireland. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/27/eu-ready-look-at-realistic-irish-backstop-plans-boris-johnson-brexit
Author : Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Jessica Elgot
Publish date : 2019-08-27 17:36:58
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