Donald Tusk responds to claims by No 10 source that EU is willing to ‘torpedo the Good Friday agreement’Latest Brexit news – live updatesBoris Johnson appears to be giving up on hopes of a new Brexit deal with the EU after speaking to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, triggering an angry response from Brussels that he is trying to play an “stupid blame game” over the near-collapse of talks.A row erupted after Johnson and Merkel spoke on Tuesday morning, with a No 10 source briefing that the chancellor’s demands for Northern Ireland to remain in a customs union made a deal look “essentially impossible not just now but ever”. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/boris-johnson-ready-to-give-up-on-brexit-deal
Author : Rowena Mason in London Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Philip Oltermann in Berlin
Publish date : 2019-10-08 11:15:18
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