A Brexit deal is now ‘touch and hasten’, says Johnson – BBC Files

A Brexit deal is now ‘touch and hasten’, says Johnson – BBC Files

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Media captionBoris Johnson: “Within the final few days there could be been a assemble of dawning realisation in Brussels and other European capitals”

Boris Johnson has stated the potentialities of a Brexit deal are “touch and hasten” – having beforehand stated the odds of a no-deal Brexit were “1,000,000 to one”.

In a BBC interview on the G7 summit in France, he stated it “all relies on our EU guests and companions”.

When pressed on the potentialities, he stated: “I like it is going to be touch and hasten. However the crucial part is to put together to advance out without a deal.”

Mr Johnson has repeatedly stated the UK will hasten away the EU on 31 October.

Asked if folks would aloof be ready to determine up their medication if there used to be a no-deal Brexit, the prime minister stated: “That is correctly a guarantee that we can accomplish.”

However he added: “I pick up now not desire at this stage to claim there could well well now not be unexpected difficulties.”

Mr Johnson has beforehand stated the UK must hasten away on 31 October “deal or no deal”, but that the potentialities of a no-deal Brexit taking place are a “million to one”.

Talking on the G7 summit on Sunday, he reiterated his settle on to scrap the backstop from the present withdrawal settlement, announcing it is going to also defend the UK “locked in” EU guidelines, if a exchange deal is now not agreed after Brexit.

He stated: “I like in the final few days there has been a dawning realisation in Brussels and other European capitals what the form of the order is for the UK.”

Mr Johnson stated he used to be an “optimist” and idea the EU would understand there is an “opportunity to determine up a deal”.

The PM furthermore stated if there is now not any deal, the UK would defend a “very colossal” allotment of the £39bn Theresa May perchance per chance per chance merely had agreed to pay the EU in her withdrawal settlement.

The G7 summit – a pick up-together of quite a lot of the leaders of the sphere’s largest economies – comes with merely over two months unless the UK is scheduled to hasten away the EU on the quit of October.

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Mr Johnson and other world leaders have gathered for the G7 summit in Biarritz, France

Mrs May perchance per chance per chance merely struck a withdrawal settlement with the EU – the so-referred to as “divorce deal” – but British MPs rejected the deal three times.

Mr Johnson wishes to buy away the Irish backstop from the deal but the EU has consistently dominated this out, announcing it goes to now not renegotiate the settlement.

If utilized, the backstop – a final resort will must the UK and the EU now not agree a exchange deal after Brexit – would take a look at up on Northern Ireland staying aligned to a pair of guidelines of the EU single market.

It will perchance well furthermore take a look at up on the UK quit in a single customs territory with the EU, and align with present and future EU guidelines on rivals and order motivate.

This week German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged there will be an various to the backstop but the onus used to be on the UK to search out it.

However the subsequent day French President Emmanuel Macron stated the backstop used to be “necessary” to keeping political balance and the one market.

Moreover on Sunday, the PM met President Donald Trump to discuss a pair of exchange deal between the UK and the US.

Mr Johnson stated the US’s goal to strike a deal internal a one year used to be “going to be tight”, adding: “These [Americans] are tricky guys.”

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Media captionPresident Trump stated Boris Johnson used to be the “appropriate man” to ship Brexit

Mr Johnson furthermore met European Council President Donald Tusk, who he clashed with on Saturday over who could well be “Mr No Deal” – the person in payment in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Within the period in-between, feeble chancellor Philip Hammond has written to the PM about the leaked Operation Yellowhammer documents on preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

He stated it used to be now obvious the file used to be dated August 2019, and therefore could well now not had been leaked by a minister from Mrs May perchance per chance per chance merely’s executive.

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August 25, 2019

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