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Ireland says we need to see Boris Johnson’s “Brexit proposal” on Irish-backstop by next week

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The Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar

Ireland urges Boris Johnson that they need to see his ‘Brexit proposal’ on the Irish-backstop issue by next week from now, increase the pressure on the troubled PM as the final d-day approaches soon on the 31 October. 

Leo Varadkar tossed his weight behind an informal deadline set by Emmanuel Macron and the EU administration, who had stated proposals should be in before the month-end or “it’s over.” 

The demand puts the EU, and the UK in a clash course ahead of the summit later in October, where Johnson will meet the EU group of leaders for the first time.

The UK’s most recent paper expands on a model of checks and controls on merchandise entering and being exchanged around Northern Ireland, and the EU says, the Republic of Ireland will be an aid to smugglers and depend on frameworks which don’t exist. 

On Wednesday, technical discussions proceeded in Brussels, and the Downing Street has said it wouldn’t be bound by “illogical deadlines,” while the Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has even recommended that plans for the secure border can wait till the end of next year. He also added that “The withdrawal agreement is a global treaty. It cannot be amended in one night at the European Council meeting on 17 October. 

“If the UK has a meaningful proposal, and changes that they might want to recommend to the withdrawal agreement, then we truly need to see them ahead of time, so they can be worked through and worked up ahead of time before the EU summit.” He stated.

Formally, the EU still states that the withdrawal agreement can’t be reopened, yet Varadkar’s remarks, taken concerning different comments made as of late, shows softening of this firm stance. The Independent reported.

Boris Johnson has said the UK would leave the EU toward the finish of October “sink or swim,” raising the possibility of a no-deal – however, parliament has instructed him to request an extension to protect Britain from crashing out.

The Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar told correspondents at the UN general assembly that we have working strategies, and I realize that EU Council President Donald Tusk and other EU heads of state might want to see British proposal plan ahead of the d-day of October, or else it is challenging to perceive how we could agree to any adjustments if proposed at the very edge of the summit in October.

Article Credit:- The Guardian/The Independent

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