Macron gives one-week Brexit deal deadline

Macron gives one-week Brexit deal deadline”

Johnson discussed his proposals with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, an Elysee official said.

- Latvian prime minister Krisjanis Karins said Boris Johnson's Brexit offer is a "basis for negotiations" and said striking a deal was "fully dependent" on the will of Mr Johnson.

Brussels has said the plans "do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement".

Sterling fell in early London trading on Monday as investors grow increasingly concerned that Britain and the European Union were no closer to agreeing a Brexit withdrawal deal.

Johnson's proposals would see the United Kingdom territory of Northern Ireland effectively stay within the EU single market for goods but leave the common Customs Union, something which has been dubbed an "all-island regulatory zone" on the island of Ireland.

"But we have no plan as to what might happen if Parliament doesn't allow us to get Brexit done on October 31 because we intend to get it done on that date and that's the sole focus of this Government at the moment".

"We're ready to work on that", he said.

With the deadline approaching, Johnson has consistently said he will not ask for another delay to Brexit, but also that he will not break a law that forces him to request one if no withdrawal deal has been agreed by October 19.

European leaders have responded coolly to the UK's proposals, which would see Northern Ireland leave the customs union along with the rest of the United Kingdom, but remain in the single market for goods.

According to The Telegraph, senior government figures told the newspaper that Mr Johnson is considering threats to veto the EU's 2021-2027 budget and to appoint a strongly Eurosceptic European commissioner, such as Nigel Farage, if he is forced into another Brexit delay.

Mr Barclay said the government was considering holding a parliamentary vote ahead of a make-or-break European Union summit on Oct 17-18 to show bloc leaders that Mr Johnson's plans have MPs' support.

"We do need to get into the intensive negotiations on the text to clarify what the deal is".

"The key issue is the principle of consent, that's why the backstop was rejected three times, that was the concern in terms of both sides in Northern Ireland not approving of the backstop", Stephen Barclay told the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday.

The EU's top negotiator Michel Barnier said at an event organised by French newspaper Le Monde last Saturday that while an agreement was still possible, it "will be very hard to reach". Under the United Kingdom plan there would be customs checks, but Britain says they could be conducted away from the border. "They should be under no illusions or misapprehensions", he added.

Ireland's leader Leo Varadkar said Saturday there is "plenty of time" to put forward alternatives and he was trying to arrange a meeting with Johnson next week, Irish broadcaster RTE reported.

He said lawmakers from every wing of his Conservative Party, from his allies in Northern Ireland's DUP and even from the opposition Labour Party had said they could get behind the deal.

But in identical articles for the Brexit-backing British tabloids the Sunday Express and the Sun on Sunday, Johnson said the bloc now needed to show "its own willingness to do a deal that the UK Parliament can support".

Like this



07 October 2019
Huge Typhoon Could Threaten Ireland’s Chances Of Reaching Quarter-Finals
Ireland are now second in Pool A behind unbeaten hosts Japan but would move to the summit with any kind of win over Samoa. Ireland could have their Rugby World Cup 2019 fate cruelly plucked from their hands by Typhoon Hagibis .

07 October 2019
Unsettled Week Will Include Rain, Showers, Possible Storms
Warm to hot conditions with a bit of rain is expected in the city this week, according to the South African Weather Service. Chillier air will be ushered in behind the front Thursday night, as rain showers could mix with snow showers.

07 October 2019
Several injured after utility explosions at California shopping complex
Huntington Fire Department Chief Jeff Lopez said firefighters were at the scene around 8 p.m. A third person is still hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries, Lopez said.

07 October 2019
Stars' Roman Polak taken off on stretcher after awkward crash
Coach Jim Montgomery said after the game Polak was OK after an evaluation at a hospital and could return soon. He lay motionless on the ice for several moments before being taken off the ice on a stretcher.

07 October 2019
PS4 remote play no longer a Sony Xperia exclusive on Android
The requirements will be low on Android, and the Remote Play App will be accessible from the Google PlayStore. The prerequisite to this feature working is running Android 10 , iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina .

07 October 2019
Disney Blocks Netflix from Advertising Across Its Entertainment TV Networks
Disney + will launch in a number of countries for $6.99 a month, much lower than any of Netflix's asking subscription prices. Amazon has been demanding to sell a percentage of the inventory of ad-supported apps on its Fire TV platform.

07 October 2019
Leicester report racist abuse of midfielder Choudhury to police
Mane went to ground inside the area under pressure from Marc Albrighton , with referee Chris Kavanagh pointing to the spot. Tottenham later said Lloris sustained a broken elbow but would return home on Saturday night.

07 October 2019
Apex Legends Shadowfall Mode | How to become a zombie
The leak points towards a new map , Shadowfall , which is the Kings Canyon map which will be playable at night now. Shrugtal's most recent post includes a video of the spider animation, with Wraith next to one for scale.

07 October 2019
FDA approves second drug to prevent HIV infection
Enrollment included more than 5,300 adult cisgender men who have sex with men or transgender women (TGW) who have sex with men. From 48 to 96 weeks, researchers examined participants who took Descovy and compared them to those who took Truvada.

07 October 2019
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Hosts, Matthew Broderick Cameos
And actually, seeing a character like that in her later stage of life, I think, is exciting", she revealed Meyers. She contained, "In fact, everything I write has a degree of truth and every project isd different".